Canadian Labour Reporter

June 11, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 City of Cornwall, Ont., rejects off er: CUPE CORNWALL, Ont. — Repre- sentatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) met on May 24 and 25 with the City of Cornwall in Ontario but a new contract offer was rejected, said the union. CUPE has been advised that the employer is not planning to make a counter-offer, according to CUPE . The city advised CUPE that it preferred to request a super- vised vote from the Ministry of Labour, said the union. The bargaining committees will be recommending rejection of the employer's final offer, ac- cording to CUPE. "We hope the city is able to exhibit some of the same resolve to find a negotiated settlement," said Alison Denis, CUPE nation- al representative. "We are disap- pointed, but we remain available to bargain if the city changes its mind." The workers have been with- out a contract since 2015 (in the case of the library) and 2016 (in the case of all others), said the union. The employees work for the city in outside jobs, at the library and as paramedics. Victoria municipal workers vote yes to strike VICTORIA — Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1978 members, who work for the B.C. Capital Regional District (CRD) in Victoria, voted 93 per cent in favour of strike ac- tion in a vote held on May 31. after several months of nego- tiations the union and the CRD have still not been able to reach a deal said Rick Illi, CUPE, Local 1978 president. "These workers are not en- titled to the majority of benefits in the collective agreement so instead they earn an hourly pre- mium," said Illi. "One of our main priorities in this round of negotiations is a modest increase to this hourly premium for our most vulner- able members who often don't have job security, reliable hours or consistent schedules. To date the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Board and CRD have not been willing to seriously consider this proposal and, as a result we have reached an im- passe in negotiations," said Illi. CUPE plans to file for media- tion to attempt to resolve nego- tiations without strike action through a mediator appointed by the B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB), said the union. CP24 on-air employees in Toronto join Unifor TORONTO — On-air report- ers, anchors and hosts at all- news television station CP24 in Toronto joined their unionized co-workers at the station on May 28 to become members of Uni- for. "In these challenging times for the media sector, journalists and media workers are seeing the value in being part of a union that fights for the future of the industry," said Howard Law, Uni- for media director. The 25 workers will be mem- bers of Local 723-M after their bargaining unit was certified last week by the Canada Industrial Relations Board, said Unifor. LABOUR BRIEFS FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 Published weekly by omson Reuters Canada Ltd. Subscription rate: $610 per year Customer Service Tel: (416) 609-3800 (Toronto) (800) 387-5164 (outside Toronto) Fax: (416) 298-5106 Email: Website: Director, Media Solutions, Canada Karen Lorimer Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Todd Humber Editor/Supervisor Sarah Dobson | (416) 649-7896 News Editor John Dujay | (416) 298-5129 Sales Manager Paul Burton | (416) 649-9928 Marketing Co-ordinator Keith Fulford | (416) 649-9585 © 2018 omson Reuters Canada Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher. e publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice. If legal or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. e analysis contained herein represents the opinion of the authors and should in no way be construed as being either offi cial or unoffi cial policy of any governmental body. ISSN 0045-5113 Publications Registration 2089 Canadian Labour Reporter is part of the Canadian HR Reporter group of publications. Visit for more information. Labour Reporter Canadian LABOUR LENS Protesters from the CNTE teachers' union arrive at the Interior Minister building in Mexico City during a march against President Enrique Pena Nieto's education reform, on June 4. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero

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