Canadian Labour Reporter

June 25, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Air Georgian ratifi es fi rst deal with Unifor MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Air Georgian in Mississauga, Ont., ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement with Uni- for on June 15, with 91 per cent of members voting in favour of the agreement. "We pride ourselves in creat- ing the best environment for our employees, and truly believe this is a positive step towards a great- er Air Georgian," said Julie Mail- hot, Air Georgian's COO. "This agreement is industry-leading and will support the recruitment and retention of aviation talent at Air Georgian." Air Georgian and Unifor worked collaboratively to pro- duce the first-ever contract, said the company. Unifor represents 90 of Air Georgian's employees working in maintenance, administration and the flight operations centre at Air Georgian's Toronto and Calgary bases. The agreement is effective as of June 1, according to Air Geor- gian. Highlights of the plan includes wage increases, performance incentive bonuses, enhanced group benefits and savings pro- grams, said the company. Employees at Unibéton sign new agreement QUEBEC — United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 501 members working at Unibéton loca- tions in Quebec City, Beauport, Sainte-Marie and Saint-Basile in Quebec, ratified a new collective agreement on June 14. The workers are employed as cement truck drivers, mixer feeders and quarry customer service agents and have been a part of UFCW 501 since 2002, said the union. The new five-year deal con- tains wage increases totaling 13.25 per cent throughout the contract duration, according to UFCW. "This agreement builds on the gains that members at Unibéton have been enjoying since 2002," said Daniel Nadeau, UFCW 501 director for Eastern Quebec. "In addition to increased security, members will also see improve- ments to wages and pensions." The collective agreement also includes two per cent retroac- tive wage increases in addition to a lump sum of $0.50 per hour worked from Feb. 18, improved group insurance with employer contributing 50 per cent, an 11 per cent increase in the employ- er's contribution to the pension plan and a 10 per cent increase in safety bonuses and cement- mixer cleaning bonuses in 2020, said the union. Strike at CMC Electronics in Saint-Laurent, Que., ends SAINT-LAURENT, Que. — CMC Electronics workers in Saint-Laurent, Que., who are members of Unifor, Local 2889, ended a two-week strike on June 14 over a defined benefit pen- sion plan. In addition to resolving the main issue involving the pen- sion plan, the union negotiated a three-year contract with wage increases of 5.75 per cent and the maintenance of health benefits paid for by the employer, accord- ing to 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 A dog walks inside of the Roberto Huembes market during national strike in Managua, Nicaragua, on June 14. Photo: REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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