Canadian Labour Reporter

June 18, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Agreement reached in Cornwall, Ont., strike CORNWALL, Ont. — Tenta- tive agreements were reached on June 8 between the City of Cornwall in Ontario, and each of four striking Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) lo- cals, said the union. Bargaining committees representing library workers, paramedics, outside and inside workers will be recommending the settlements for ratification, according to CUPE. There will be no further de- tails of the settlements shared until members have had an op- portunity to review their con- tents and vote, said the union. Aramark employees at Bridgepoint Hospital ratify deal TORONTO — Workers at Ara- mark at Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto ratified a new three- year agreement on June 5. New to this contract, each employee receives $25 per year toward the purchase of CSA- approved safety footwear, said the United Food and Commer- cial Workers Canada (UFCW), Locals 175 and 633. A new wage grid provides language to ensure rates stay ahead of minimum wage. Plus, employees will receive retroac- tive pay, which reflects the new grid, for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract, said the union. Full-time workers get two paid sick days per year on top of the two paid personal emergen- cy leave days provided for in the new legislation. In addition, the contract no longer contains lan- guage allowing the company to request a second medical opin- ion, according to UFCW. New language addresses pay equity laws that came into force with Bill 148 on Jan. 1. The con- tract contains improved proba- tion language of 60 worked days or six months, whichever comes first, said the union. Vancouver's Aerocar Service drivers ratify contract VANCOUVER — Sixty-five Vancouver International Air- port-based limousine drivers employed at Aerocar Service voted unanimously in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement on May 7. The bargaining committee endured many employer ob- stacles, including unfair labour practices, said the union. "Our union dedicated itself evening and weekends building strength for our new Teamsters at Aerocar Service," said Stan Hennessy, Local 31 president. "It's no coincidence that this hard work paid off with (the) first limousine collective agreement in Canada." The collective agreement con- tains increased driver revenue, seniority (including seniority on all new high-end cars or SUVs purchased by the company), security language, including no unauthorized deductions, wait- time rates and improvements to general working conditions, ac- cording to the Teamsters. During talks, mediation broke down and the Teamsters gave 72-hour strike notice, said the union, before a deal was reached. 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 French farmers, members of the FNSEA, the country's largest farmers' union, spread cherries on the road as they block the Total biodiesel re nery at La Mede near Fos-sur-Mer, France, on June 11. Photo: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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