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  • LabourStart | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    workers strike in employment conditions row Wed 2015 04 01 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Irish Independent Categories Latest Labour News Global Weaker Unions Higher CEO Pay Wed 2015 04 01 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Huffington Post Categories Latest Labour News United Arab Emirates Tell Dior Slavery Stinks Wed 2015 04 01 20 00 LabourStart headline Source ITUC Categories Latest Labour News Argentina Travel chaos as transit unions strike Tue 2015 03 31 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Yahoo Categories Latest Labour News Vietnam Rare strike at Nike Adidas factory Mon 2015 03 30 20 00 LabourStart headline Source The Globe and Mail Categories Latest Labour News Somalia Union leader escapes Somali Islamic terrorist rampage Mon 2015 03 30 20 00 LabourStart headline Source ITUC Categories Latest Labour News USA Movement to Increase McDonald s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics Mon 2015 03 30 20 00 LabourStart headline Source NY Times Categories Latest Labour News Global Brit TUC launch new Charter for International LGBT Solidarity Sat 2015 03 28 20 00 LabourStart headline Source TUC Categories Latest Labour News Portugal Young people take to streets protesting poor working conditions Sat 2015 03 28 20 00 LabourStart headline Source The Global Times Categories Latest Labour News Indonesia Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves Fri 2015 03 27 20 00 LabourStart headline Source NPR Categories Latest Labour News Global Open Online Course on Workers Rights in a Global Economy Thu 2015 03 26 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Global Labour University Categories Latest Labour News Uzbekistan Gvt arrests and deports international labor rights consultant Wed 2015 03 25 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Cotton Campaign Categories Latest Labour News Swaziland Remembering Swaziland s prisoners of conscience after one year Tue 2015 03 24 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Equal Times Categories

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  • Broadbent Institute | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    and organizers This is a crucial time for Canada and the right moment to bring the progressive movement together as we head into a federal election said Institute Chair Ed Broadbent From income inequality to innovation we ll be debating the big issues of the day and advancing solutions to build a better Canada Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 to 28 at the Tags News Releases progress summit Categories Latest Labour News Increasing TFSA contribution limits would be a ticking time bomb founder warns Tue 2015 02 24 17 21 Garry Marr Financial Post The two men who might be considered the fathers of tax free savings accounts in Canada now worth more than 132 billion appear to be in disagreement over what happens next to their brainchild Jonathan Rhys Kesselman who co authored a report back in 2001 with Finn Poschmann vice president of policy analysis at the C D Howe Institute is suggesting it s time to rein in the Tags BI in the News TFSA economics tax policy Categories Latest Labour News Finally a tax idea even worse than income splitting Tue 2015 02 24 10 50 Rhys Kesselman iPolitics The federal government has delivered on the first of its two major tax promises from the 2011 election campaign Income splitting has been extensively assessed and widely criticized for its revenue cost its tilt toward higher income families and its failure to accomplish anything beneficial for the economy Soon the other shoe may drop The Conservative Party of Canada s second major tax promise from the last election was to double the Tags BI in the News TFSA economics tax policy Categories Latest Labour News Doubling TFSA limits would cost billions benefit the wealthy Reports Tue 2015 02 24 10 27 Sheena Goodyear QMI Agency If the Tories go ahead with plans to double the contribution limit on tax free savings accounts it will cost the government billions of dollars and benefit only the very wealthy two separate studies released Tuesday say The Parliamentary Budget Office Canada budget watchdog and the Broadbent Institute a left wing think tank both released scathing reports about the Conservative government s plan to double the TFSA limit Tags BI in the News TFSA economics tax policy Categories Latest Labour News TFSA doubling would cost billions more than income splitting more skewed to the wealthy new study Tue 2015 02 24 09 00 OTTAWA The existing Tax Free Savings Account scheme is projected to cost the federal government up to 15 5 billion annually when it matures and doubling the contribution limits would shift additional billions from tax revenues into the pockets of the already well off a new Broadbent Institute study has found Double Trouble The Case Against Expanding Tax Free Savings Accounts authored by Rhys Kesselman is the first comprehensive assessment of the Conservative Party of Canada s proposal to double the annual TFSA contribution limit While the TFSA proposal has received Tags News Releases tax policy economics income

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  • CAUT | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    00 International Women s Day is a time to celebrate the gains that have been made toward achieving fairness and equality for women in Canada and around the world It is also an occasion to commit to combatting the many inequities and injustices that remain Categories Latest Labour News University of Northern British Columbia profs on strike Thu 2015 03 05 15 33 This morning academic staff at the University of Northern British Columbia walked off the job after a strike deadline had passed Categories Latest Labour News CAUT is lending support to its American counterparts during National Adjunct Action Week Thu 2015 02 19 08 00 CAUT is lending support to its American counterparts during their National Adjunct Action Week Feb 23 27 and their walkout day on February 25th Categories Latest Labour News Profs group critical of university exemption from temporary foreign worker rule Sat 2015 02 14 10 42 The national organization representing Canada s professors says that special exemptions from the temporary foreign workers program for universities are unnecessary and unjustified Categories Latest Labour News Report Academic freedom violated at U of Manitoba s Faculty of Architecture Fri 2015 02 06 09 16 An investigation into the University of Manitoba s Faculty of Architecture has uncovered numerous violations of academic freedom and interference in the duties and research of academic staff Categories Latest Labour News CAUT applauds Supreme Court s ruling that confirms the right to strike as indispensable constitutional right Fri 2015 01 30 17 00 The Canadian Association of University Teachers welcomes today s Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing the right to strike in collective bargaining Categories Latest Labour News Report uncovers academic freedom violations at the University of Manitoba Wed 2015 01 28 14 03 An investigation into the University of Manitoba

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  • Unifor Local 2002 | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    of Qualifications Read the Candidate Statement Guidelines for details Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 13 April 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 17 April 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 13 April 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER Aeroplan D104 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing 15 03 30 AE D104 bc election binder HTML en txt Tags aeroplan bargainingcommittee bc election Categories Latest Labour News Aeroplan D404 election notice Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing Mon 2015 03 30 02 00 To Local 2002 Members Aeroplan D404 From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The Bargaining Committee shall assume office immediately following completion of the election The term of office ends April 30 2018 Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via Fax 905 678 0100 or 1 866 635 5956 Email admin2 unifor2002 org Candidates may submit a Statement of Qualifications Read the Candidate Statement Guidelines for details Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 13 April 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 17 April 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 13 April 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER Aeroplan D404 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing 15 03 30 AE D404 bc election binder HTML en txt Tags aeroplan bargainingcommittee bc election Categories Latest Labour News Unifor opens bargaining with American Airlines Fri 2015 03 27 12 30 The Unifor bargaining committee met with American Airlines on March 26 and 27 to formally open collective bargaining The Company advised the Union of some significant dates as they move forward to a single aircraft operating certificate AOC at which point American Airlines and US Airways will merge and become American Airlines The anticipated date for the Federal Aviation Administration FAA to issue an AOC is April 8 2015 At this point the Company will advise the Canada Industrial Relations Board CIRB the Union and other interested parties of the new AOC As a reminder on September 25 2014 the CIRB recognized Unifor s application as bargaining agent for all employees of American Airlines Inc excluding office clerical and sales employees airport services managers those above the rank of airport services manager and any employees covered by Board order no 9906 U Included in this decision was the outstanding issue of single employer The Company discussed its interest for a new collective agreement A long term agreement Compensation that is competitive on a market basis and does not contain variable pay e g profit sharing Competitive work rules Flexibility in job functions A preference for a defined contribution pension plan to align with other employee work groups in the New American Airlines The Company supported the Union s position regarding the application of date of hire for the new Company i e American Airlines Further the Union understands that a change to a single AOC for the new airline will likely result in the CIRB reviewing our bargaining unit certificate As such no additional bargaining dates have been scheduled as of today The Union tabled issues that were raised by our members utilizing the surveys and information discussed at our base meetings The issues tabled were 1 Seniority Merging of seniority lists date of hire Use of seniority e g scheduling vacation bidding OT callout etc 2 Layoff Recall Layoff by reverse order of seniority Recall by seniority 5 year recall periodd 3 Contracting out There will be no contracting out of scope work 4 Part Time Back to back P T shifts equaling F T shifts Ratio of F T to P T Min Max hours of work 5 Vacation Days off to days off Vacation bidding Increase of vacation allotment Flex week 6 Statutory Holidays 7 Sick Increase in number of sick days No cap on unused sick days Doctors notes Attendance Mangt Medical Issues traveling to corp Doctor in Chicago Payout of unused sick days on retirement 8 Hours of work Scheduling committee Shift bidding Overtime i Offer down force up ii Equalization of overtime Meal and relief breaks Shift trade policy Shift Extensions Travel Time airport processing time 9 Job postings Filing of vacancies 10 Leads No discipline of members Selection process Increase pay 11 Compensation Pay raise Profit sharing Shift premium 12 Severance pay Increase weeks per year of service 13 Passes retirement pass privileges and service recognition confirmed flight passes at anniversary milestones 14 Benefits Health Short Term Disability and LTD Life Dental AD D 15 Pension 16 Other issues Credit Union Associate Credit Union Chairs at the ATO Ticket Counter Uniforms i Initial allotment of uniforms issued free ii Increase annual purchase amount iii Company to cover cost of cleaning uniforms Grievance Process Arbitration i Steps in the process ii List of agreed upon arbitrators iii Expedited Process Dues deductions Union Membership Union Time i Bargaining ii Training iii Convention iv Salary continuance etc Harassment Language Probationary period Labour Mangt Meetings i Nationally and by base Other leaves Paid and Unpaid i Maternity Parental Jury Duty Bereavement Personal Special Leaves of Absence etc Unifor along with your bargaining committee will be holding membership meetings in the near future to discuss the effect of a new operating certificate representation and future bargaining In Solidarity Mary Santarelli Chairperson Bargaining Committee Judith Pumple Bargaining Committee Rep Montreal Julia Leguia Bargaining Committee Rep Toronto Ashley Watkins Assistant to President Local 2002 Ron Smith Director Transportation Unifor Josephine Petcher National Representative Unifor Categories Latest Labour News Notes from negotes Issue 12 Fri 2015 03 27 10 20 PDF Notes from Negotes Despite slow progress for several weeks negotiations took a turn this week and are heating up Senior Air Canada Officials as well as your Local President Cheryl Robinson and National Leadership have joined the bargaining table to increase the authority and expertise to make key decisions in the coming days The Bargaining Committee will be meeting with the company through the weekend This week the company and the union exchanged monetary proposals for consideration Over the next few days the Committee will be spending long hours to continue to negotiate an agreement that makes improvements for all of our members The Committee is making some progress on the issue of shift trades and are able to report that the implementation date for positive pay has been delayed beyond April 1 In solidarity Your Air Canada Bargaining Committee Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne Goulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 03 27 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Unifor demonstration in support of Servisair workers Thu 2015 03 26 19 00 On Wednesday March 25 Unifor activists participated in a mass demonstration at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority headquarters Activists from as far as Windsor and Oshawa attended to protest the unfair termination of 282 Servisair workers who service passengers with special needs at Pearson Airport These workers are the casualties of contract flipping a process that occurs every three years when the airport authority offers service contracts up for tender When the contract is awarded to a new provider the existing employees have no protection or successor rights GTAA s despicable practice of contract flipping plays havoc with workers lives says Local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson People are not disposable we all deserve stability and job security Although encouraged to reapply for their jobs no guarantee of employment has been offered by Toronto Ground Airport Services TGAS the new service provider Many are afraid to speak up about this injustice in case they jeopardize future opportunities Said one I ve worked very hard helping passengers for more than 10 years and now the new company decided not to hire me at the unfair job fair I am so thankful for all of the support from our union and I just hope everyone can get their jobs back Pearson is the largest airport in Canada facilitating 400 000 flights a year and over 38 6 million passengers it employs a community of 40 000 people many of whom are left vulnerable in this unfair unstable contract bidding process Last year 80 IMPARK members were terminated and only a handful retained employment with the new employer In 2012 members from Jervis B WEBB who maintain the baggage systems had to reapply for their jobs at much lower rates of pay when another company took over that contract Unifor was successful in persuading the GTAA to retain Webb as the service provider securing the work of nearly 100 workers There are no winners in this relentless race to the bottom not the passengers the employers and certainly not the workers Unifor is determined to stop this downward spiral Yesterday while activists marched around the GTAA headquarters proudly waving red Unifor flags Assistants to the National President Jenny Ahn and Shane Wark Membership Mobilization and Political Action Director Roland Kiehne and Cheryl Robinson President of Unifor 2002 met with GTAA Vice President of Labour Relations Nicole Deloges and Craig Bradbrook acting CEO Unifor leadership told Deloges that the airport authority has the opportunity to right this wrong by developing an agreement with the new service provider that offers employment to Servisair workers Workers should follow the work says Roland Kiehne They deserve to be offered full employment regardless of who wins the contract GTAA stated today that they will not require TGAS to make offers of employment to terminated Servisair workers but will continue to encourage them to hire as many as possible The position of Unifor remains the same all Servisair ACAP workers deserve offers of employment We will continue to fight for these workers and to work towards ensuring all workers that are subject to the RFP process are a priority in the process Categories Latest Labour News Unifor protests imminent airport layoffs Thu 2015 03 26 05 21 With more than 280 jobs on the line Unifor held a protest at the offices of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority today March 25 2015 The union is calling on the GTAA to require offers of employment to the low wage workers that will be out of a job due to a change in the contract for those who service seniors and passengers with special needs at the airport These loyal workers will be thrown out of a job next month That s unfair to them and unfair to the seniors and special needs passengers who rely on experienced service said Jerry Dias Unifor s National President Unifor is accusing the GTAA of contract flipping the legal but unethical practice of switching service providers every few years to minimize costs Every time a new contract begins employees must re apply for their job and face uncertainty or unemployment This month the GTAA opened a tendering process for the contract to assist seniors passengers with special needs The contract was awarded to Toronto Ground Airport Services TGAS which has made no employment commitment to the 280 employees working for the contract s previous provider Servisair The successorship rights that normally apply to the sale of a business do not apply in the federal sector with third party contracts The GTAA is ultimately responsible for these mass layoffs It must take responsibility for the turmoil caused in the lives of these workers said Dias Unifor is Canada s largest union in the private sector representing more than 305 000 workers It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications Energy and Paperworkers unions merged SOURCE Unifor For further information Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778 903 6549 cell or Ian Boyko Unifor org Categories Latest Labour News Jazz CSA ACS Bargaining Committee election results Wed 2015 03 25 09 30 The results of the Jazz CSA ACS bargaining committee standing are as follows JAZZ CSA PACIFIC REGION Ken White Acclaimed Christine Bower Withdrawn JAZZ CSA WESTERN REGION NO NOMINATIONS JAZZ CSA CENTRAL REGION Denise Cochrane Acclaimed JAZZ CSA EASTERN REGION Lucie Lapierre Acclaimed JAZZ CSA ATLANTIC REGION Danny Doucet 17 votes Lee Kempster 23 votes Elected JAZZ ACS ALL REGIONS Karl De Wit Acclaimed The new bargaining committee will take office on April 1 2015 We would like to thank all candidates for their participation For more information please contact Unifor Local 2002 Elections Committee 15 03 25 Jazz CSA ACS bargaining committee election results HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Servisair District 418 bargaining update Tue 2015 03 24 10 56 Since bargaining for District 418 reconvened on March 10 your union the company and a federally appointed conciliator have been meeting steadily The collective agreement for approximately 250 Servisair members who work as customer service agents at Montreal s Trudeau Airport expired February 2014 Since bargaining commenced nearly a year ago the goal of the committee has been to reach a tentative agreement that makes progress for our members This is proving extremely difficult as the employer wants to make drastic changes to the existing contract In spite of this your committee remains focused on our agenda and is optimistic that we will reach an agreement in the near future We will continue to keep you informed In solidarity Your District 418 Bargaining committee Filomena Bruno Guyllaume Brun Corinne Comeau Melanie Da Silva Theresa Amicarelli Local 2002 Assistant to the President Josee Genois Local 2002 Assistant to the President Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias Unifor National Representative Categories Latest Labour News MASS DEMONSTRATION at GTAA Tue 2015 03 24 03 50 This demonstration is in support of our Local 2002 members employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport Wednesday March 25 2015 10 00am 12 30pm Greater Toronto Airport Authority GTAA 3111 Convair Drive Toronto This call to action is against the GTAA for their despicable treatment of these workers Every three years the GTAA engages in a retendering process of our members work to different employers resulting in our members having to start over at minimum wage with no benefits This unfair treatment of these workers must STOP Please mobilize as many of your activists as you possibly can to participate Should your local union require a bus please contact Terry Farrell by email at terry farrell unifor org or by cell 416 662 0112 Thank you for your immediate attention to this very important action Categories Latest Labour News Notes from negotes Issue 11 Fri 2015 03 20 14 30 PDF Notes from Negotes Negotiations have followed a slow and sometimes turbulent course since opening on January 26 2015 Just weeks into the process Air Canada replaced their chief negotiator and then at the end of February they filed for conciliation This week the addition of two government conciliators Barney Dobbins and Kim Beemer along with several senior representatives from Air Canada including Kevin Howlett who has 30 years of experience in labour relations in the airlines and others from the finance department will set negotiations on a steadier path as the committee moves our agenda forward The bargaining committee will continue to work diligently with Air Canada and the conciliators in order to achieve a contract that makes progress for our members Changes to the shift trading process remains an issue of great consternation to our members and there are still many unresolved issues yet to be determined There are rumours circulating in workplaces regarding a change to the proposed April 1 implementation To date the company has not confirmed any alternative dates or plans of action to your committee Wheelchair related work at Pearson Airport is an ongoing topic If this issue isn t resolved at the bargaining table Unifor has secured an arbitration date of April 30 2015 where the dispute will be heard by an arbitrator who will examine both sides of the dispute and render a binding decision If you have a bargaining question pertaining to workplace issues or ongoing negotiations please contact your district chairperson or regional vice president who will table them during our weekly conference calls As the bargaining process unfolds the bargaining committee will continue to keep our members updated However in order to protect the integrity of the negotiations the committee cannot discuss specific details with the membership while in collective bargaining Rest assured as your elected bargaining committee that when we sit across the table from the company in negotiations we represent your best interests at all times In solidarity Your Air Canada Bargaining Committee Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne Goulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 03 20 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Morningstar Air Express District 399 reaches tentative agreement Fri 2015 03 20 12 27 Your Morningstar bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the company and will be holding a ratification meeting on Saturday April 11 2015 Since collective bargaining commenced on January 5 the committee and company have met on

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  • Hospital Employees Union | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    to make others feel small Wed 2015 02 25 03 00 February 10 2015 Members and staff of the Hospital Employees Union will show their support by wearing pink including the union s It isn t big to make others feel small T shirts as part of a national solidarity protest against harassment and bullying on the 8th Annual Pink Shirt Anti bullying Day Wednesday February 25 Printer friendly version read more Categories Latest Labour News British Columbians health care needs sold short in provincial budget that lacks vision Tue 2015 02 17 17 09 February 17 2015 Despite critical needs to invest in seniors care upgrade health infrastructure and address hospital overcrowding the provincial government has tabled another budget that shortchanges British Columbians says the Hospital Employees Union read more Categories Latest Labour News Private sector bargaining Delegates determined to make a difference in their workplaces Thu 2015 02 12 17 50 February 12 2015 More than 130 HEU members gathered together at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Richmond on February 11 and 12 to participate in the union s second Independent Private Sector Bargaining Conference where they set future priorities and developed campaign strategies to advance their bargaining goals Printer friendly version PDF read more Categories Latest Labour News 175 family supporting jobs at risk as Interior Health seeks to privatize hospital laundry services Wed 2015 02 11 14 22 HEU will work with affected communities to protect quality jobs and services February 11 2015 The Interior Health Authority will issue bid documents later this week that could result in the loss of in house hospital laundry services along with 175 family supporting jobs in 11 communities workers were told this morning The move comes at the end of a 90 day consultation period mandated under the health authority s collective agreement with the Hospital Employees Union during which alternatives to contracting out were considered Printer friendly version PDF read more Categories Latest Labour News International Women s Day Let s put women s issues on the federal election agenda Tue 2015 02 10 18 27 March 4 2015 Every March 8 HEU joins in solidarity with the global community to recognize women s achievements raise awareness about women s issues and advocate for more equality as we celebrate International Women s Day IWD As a social justice union HEU has fought for decades to achieve pay equity eradicate gender based wage discrimination lobby for a national child care program and defend women s rights economically socially and politically Printer Friendly Version read more Categories Latest Labour News International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21 Tue 2015 02 10 14 48 March 20 2015 On March 21 1960 white South African police fired more than 700 shots at peaceful black demonstrators who were protesting discriminatory pass laws in the Sharpeville Township of South Africa Sixty nine people were killed and 180 wounded Almost all were shot in the back Printer Friendly Version read more Categories

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  • University of Western Ontario Staff Association | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    a Presentation of the Proposed 2015 2016 Budget for Approval b Appointment of the Auditor for the 2014 2015 Financial Statements 6 Reports of Other Officers a Non Confidence Vote John Critchley 7 Reports of Standing Committees 8 Reports of Special Committees 9 Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings 10 New Business 11 Adjournment Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting You are entitled to two hours away from work including your regularly scheduled meal period to attend this meeting In addition if you work away from main campus you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel This time does not need to be made up available in the Members Only area of the UWOSA website www uwosa ca available for review in the UWOSA office prior to the meeting Categories Latest Labour News UWOSA Annual General Meeting Thursday April 9th Mon 2015 03 30 13 27 To all UWOSA members Following is the notice and agenda for the 2015 Annual General Meeting The documents accompanying the agenda can be found under the Member Area link on the UWOSA website www uwosa ca You must be logged into the website in order to access the Member Area If you cannot log in or would like paper copies of the agenda and documents please contact Mary Hay at ext 85089 or mary hay uwosa ca THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO STAFF ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday April 9 2014 Social Science Centre Rom 2050 12 00 to 2 00 pm AGENDA 1 Approval of the Agenda 2 Approval of the Minutes of the General Meeting held December 4 2014 3 Business Arising out of the Minutes 4 President s Report Karen Foullong 5 Report of the Treasurer Rob Fournier a Presentation of the Proposed 2015 2016 Budget for Approval b Appointment of the Auditor for the 2014 2015 Financial Statements 6 Reports of Other Officers 7 Reports of Standing Committees 8 Reports of Special Committees 9 Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings 10 New Business 11 Adjournment Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting You are entitled to two hours away from work including your regularly scheduled meal period to attend this meeting In addition if you work away from main campus you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel This time does not need to be made up available in the Members Only area of the UWOSA website www uwosa ca available for review in the UWOSA office prior to the meeting Categories Latest Labour News Updated Seniority List Available Tue 2015 03 03 15 36 A new seniority list complete to January 1 2015 has now been posted in the Member Area of the UWOSA website www uwosa ca You must be logged in to access the Member Area If you do not have your login information please contact Mary Hay ext 85089 or email mary hay

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  • UFCW Canada | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    activists to step up the pressure on certain global brands that have yet to provide adequate payments to a Rana Plaza victims compensation fund Categories Latest Labour News Another iPad winner of the UFCW BDM Scholarship Contest Sat 2015 03 28 07 30 New Westminster B C March 28 2015 UFCW Canada is happy to announce that Ashley Campbell is one of the winners of an iPad from the UFCW BDM Scholarship Contest Categories Latest Labour News Members at HyLife Foods achieve new deal UFCW 832 Fri 2015 03 27 09 20 Neepawa Man March 27 2015 UFCW Local 832 members at HyLife Foods in Neepawa Manitoba have overwhelmingly ratified a new five year collective agreement Categories Latest Labour News UFCW International helps launch groundbreaking immigration program Thu 2015 03 26 10 40 Omaha Nebraska March 26 2015 Recently hundreds of UFCW International staff and activists met in Omaha for outreach training sessions to help members in applying for a new immigration program that would protect undocumented workers and their American born children against unjust deportation and provide the family members the legal right to work Categories Latest Labour News By the Numbers The affordable housing crisis Thu 2015 03 26 09 24 Toronto March 24 2015 According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation housing is considered affordable if it costs less than 30 per cent of your pre tax earnings but right now one of every four families in Canada spends more than that percentage to keep a roof over their heads Categories Latest Labour News Members at Telepartners Call Centre achieve first contract UFCW 206 Wed 2015 03 25 08 44 Toronto March 25 2015 UFCW Canada Local 206 members at Telepartners Call Centre in Toronto have achieved their first collective agreement after voting unanimously in favour of the contract earlier this month Categories Latest Labour News Calgary Quest Society workers join the union UFCW 401 Tue 2015 03 24 10 45 Calgary March 25 2015 UFCW Canada Local 401 is proud to welcome workers at Calgary Quest Society as the newest members of the Local Union Categories Latest Labour News Women Owned label is Walmart s response to gender inequality Mon 2015 03 23 10 49 Toronto March 23 2015 Walmart is responding to allegations of gender pay inequality by introducing a new Woman Owned label to be applied to products from women owned companies in a marketing ploy that does nothing to address issues faced by female workers at the retail giant Categories Latest Labour News New webCampus course for April Mon 2015 03 23 10 25 Toronto March 23 2015 UFCW Canada s groundbreaking online education program webCampus is launching a new English language course for the month of April Categories Latest Labour News UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship Winner Maggie Hallows Sat 2015 03 21 05 53 Brownsville Ont March 21 2015 Maggie Hallows is one of eighteen UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship winners for 2014 Categories Latest Labour News Members at Dainty Foods ratify

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  • UFCW Press Releases | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    a lot about family values but this budget cruelly and needlessly hurts families and children It will make life harder for tens of millions of hard working American families all to serve an ideological agenda At a time of stagnant wages and rising income inequality the House Republican budget is more of the same cutting nutrition assistance health care job training and college aid all while giving another tax break to the wealthiest few Instead of further dividing this country Republican leaders and Congress must go back to the drawing board and pass a budget that invests in the future of working and middle class families Make no mistake we strongly oppose this proposal and urge the President to make clear he will veto it and any other extreme budget that hurts America s families Categories Latest Labour News UFCW President Marc Perrone Releases Statement on Kraft Heinz Merger Wed 2015 03 25 17 13 UFCW Local 538 members and Kraft workers Gloria Jenkins and Mark Grimes WASHINGTON D C Marc Perrone International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today released the following statement in response to the merger of Kraft and Heinz We have a profound responsibility to provide our hard working families the opportunity for a better life It is why we have a proud history of negotiating union contracts with both Heinz and Kraft that provides these incredible men and women better pay benefits and job security By working together we have not only met our responsibility to our people but have proved that that companies that choose to be responsible can be profitable and successful We will continue to work with Heinz and Kraft to ensure they do what is right and responsible and that streamlining and cost cutting measures don t hurt the workers their families who have helped make these companies a success The UFCW represents approximately 1500 workers at Heinz locations in Fremont Nebraska Holland Michigan Muscatine Iowa Massillon Ohio and Leamington Ontario Canada Approximately 1750 Kraft workers in Davenport Iowa Dover Delaware Coshocton Ohio and Walton New York are also UFCW members Categories Latest Labour News Massachusetts Vermont and New York Co op Workers Gather for First Ever Co op Worker Summit Tue 2015 03 24 10 22 Workers meet to discuss future of co ops and the food industry Charlemont Mass Dozens of co op workers from three states and representing six both worker and member owned co ops met Saturday at the first ever regional co op workers summit The event hosted by United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW Local 1459 was the first of its kind Co ops have a unique place in our economy said Dan Clifford President of Local 1459 They are businesses that have the higher purpose of serving the communities in which they operate As the co op movement grows sometimes the voice of co op workers get lost This summit was an important step to ensure those voices are heard and that co ops live up to their highest aspirations Workers from co ops in Western Massachusetts New York and Vermont gathered for panels on the future of the co op movement and their role in improving their workplaces their communities and the food we all eat They also heard from Frances Moore Lappé best selling author of Diet for a Small Planet who spoke about the important role that co ops and co op workers can have in building a more sustainable global economy It s critically important that the co op movement doesn t leave the workers voice behind said John Cevasco a grocery worker from Greenfield s Market in Greenfield Mass and a UFCW Local 1459 member We found our voice at Greenfield s by forming a union and I know our co op is stronger because of it Our communities need high quality local food and good family supporting jobs said Russell Ziemba a worker from the Honest Weight Food Co op in Albany N Y Co ops can play a critical role in meeting those needs if they listen to the voice of their workers That s why I m glad I had the opportunity to be here and learn from other co op workers in my region The co op workers also issued a series of collective recommendations to the regional and state food system plans re envisioning how the food system could serve the needs of citizens even better They hope by injecting the voice of ground level workers and co ops into the plan that they can make the plans both more ecologically and economically more sustainable Categories Latest Labour News Statement from UFCW International President Marc Perrone on News of Target Wage Increase Thu 2015 03 19 17 04 Every Retail Worker has the Right to a Decent Living a Reliable Schedule Quality Affordable Health Care and Respect on the Job WASHINGTON D C Marc Perrone International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today released the following statement about the news reports on Target s wage increase and the collective gains secured by workers in the retail industry A higher hourly wage for the hard working men and women in retail is a first step in the right direction For far too long our UFCW family and those outside our family who deserve a better life have been fighting for more than just higher wages We are fighting for good benefits a safe and just workplace and fair scheduling that allows all workers the hard earned right to support themselves and their family While the struggle against irresponsible companies continues I believe the momentum is growing Bad employers who put their bottom line before the people who work to make these companies succeed must change These families deserve better While steps forward are positive we will not stop our fight to raise standards provide more hours stable scheduling and good jobs for all of our family The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW represents more than 1 3 million workers primarily in the retail and meatpacking food processing and poultry industries The UFCW protects the rights of workers and strengthens America s middle class by fighting for health care reform living wages retirement security safe working conditions and the right to unionize so that working men and women and their families can realize the American Dream For more information about the UFCW s effort to protect workers rights and strengthen America s middle class visit www ufcw org or join our online community at www facebook com UFCWinternational and www twitter com ufcw Categories Latest Labour News UFCW President Perrone Statement on Adoption of Right to Work in Wisconsin Mon 2015 03 09 09 48 By standing against hard working families Governor Walker should be ashamed but we know he is not WASHINGTON D C Marc Perrone International President of the 1 3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today released the following statement in response to the adoption of right to work in Wisconsin Every elected leader has a sacred responsibility to stand up for America s hard working families and to help them achieve a better life Higher wages better benefits equal pay for equal work protection from discrimination and exploitation those are the rights that unions offer and which we fight for every single day These are the true rights that Governor Scott Walker wants to take away from the union men and women who work hard sacrifice and help make Wisconsin and America a better place The truth is by standing against hard working families Governor Scott Walker should be ashamed but we know he is not He has chosen to pursue a radical agenda that willingly ignores that this law will devastate countless workers and their families Make no mistake this law gives irresponsible corporations let alone politicians the right to exploit and mistreat countless men and women all across Wisconsin Let me be clear this fight is not over We will stand up and fight for the right to protect our hard working union family and the rights of countless families in Wisconsin and all across America who earn and deserve a better life Key Facts Value of Union Membership for Hard Working Men and Women Union workers vs non union workers earn higher wages receive better benefits and have more job security than non union workers Source Bureau of Labor Statistics Union Members 2014 January 2015 Table 2 Available at http www bls gov news release union2 nr0 htm Women are more likely to get equal pay for equal work by being a union member Source Bureau of Labor Statistics Union Members 2014 January 2015 Table 2 Available at http www bls gov news release union2 nr0 htm LGBT workers are less likely to be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity as a union member Source Frank Miriam Out in the Union A Labor History of Queer America Temple University Press 2014 Immigrant workers have far more protections as a union member Source Center for Economic and Policy Research Unions and Upward Mobility for Immigrant Workers Available at http www cepr net documents publications unions immigrants 2010 03 pdf The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW represents more than 1 3 million workers primarily in the retail and meatpacking food processing and poultry industries The UFCW protects the rights of workers and strengthens America s middle class by fighting for health care reform living wages retirement security safe working conditions and the right to unionize so that working men and women and their families can realize the American Dream For more information about the UFCW s effort to protect workers rights and strengthen America s middle class visit www ufcw org or join our online community at www facebook com UFCWinternational and www twitter com ufcw Categories Latest Labour News Local National Leaders Demand Justice for New York City Car Wash Workers Wed 2015 03 04 14 34 National and local labor leaders local elected and community leaders demonstrate and are arrested in support of Car Wash Accountability Act BROOKLYN NY Today in an act of civil disobedience top leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW as well as local elected and community leaders were arrested as part of a demonstration in support of the rights of car wash workers in New York City Those arrested included UFCW International President Marc Perrone and UFCW Executive Vice President Stuart Appelbaum UFCW International President Marc Perrone being arrested at the demonstration The action was led by striking immigrant workers at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn and car wash workers from across New York City Elected officials and faith leaders also joined in support Demonstrators undertook a 10 block march through the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn and blocked the streets outside Vegas Auto Spa These workers are not just hardworking men and women they are part of our family And like every family we will stand and fight for them They ve earned the right to be treated better and fairly We stand together to demand not only the better wages they are owed but the right that every worker has to be treated with dignity and respect on the job Perrone said This is about the right of low wage and immigrant workers across America to have their voices heard Workers at Vegas Auto Spa have been on strike since November shortly after they sued the car wash owner for hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages and damages The workers voted unanimously to join the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union RWDSU an affiliate of the UFCW in January The owner has repeatedly refused to settle the dispute with workers and engaged in threats and retaliation Some workers report being paid less than the minimum wage and not receiving time and a half for overtime Others report working 70 to 90 hours a week The workers have gone to court alleging they are owed back wages and damages They have also filed complaints with Occupational Health and Safety Administration OSHA about unsafe working conditions and not receiving the proper safety equipment to deal with the toxic chemicals used to clean cars Vegas Auto Spa was the tenth New York City carwash where workers voted to join the RWDSU UFCW as part of the WASH New York campaign Demonstrators urged the New York City Council to pass the Car Wash Accountability Act legislation that would crack down on unlawful employers and bring transparency and accountability to an industry that has a history of mistreating its workers The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW represents more than 1 3 million workers primarily in the retail and meatpacking food processing and poultry industries The UFCW protects the rights of workers and strengthens America s middle class by fighting for health care reform living wages retirement security safe working conditions and the right to unionize so that working men and women and their families can realize the American Dream For more information about the UFCW s effort to protect workers rights and strengthen America s middle class visit www ufcw org or join our online community at www facebook com UFCWinternational and www twitter com ufcw Categories Latest Labour News UFCW International President Elected to AFL CIO Executive Council Executive Committee Mon 2015 02 23 16 42 WASHINGTON D C Marc Perrone International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today was elected to the AFL CIO Executive Council and Executive Committee He released the following statement I am honored and humbled to represent the 1 3 million members of the UFCW on the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the AFL CIO As a labor movement we have enormous challenges ahead of us Workers are counting on us to organize more members bargain good contracts and defeat the corporations and politicians who are trying to silence their voice I intend to play an active role in putting our movement in the best position to meet the needs of working families We have to be more strategic We have to communicate with our own members and non union workers better We have to become more diverse and immerse ourselves in the communities where our members live and work Working with President Trumka and my colleagues from all of the AFL CIO affiliates I believe we can build a labor movement that is bigger stronger and more ready than ever to truly serve working men and women Categories Latest Labour News Statement by UFCW International President Marc Perrone on Walmart s Wage Announcement Fri 2015 02 20 09 29 WASHINGTON D C Marc Perrone International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today released the following statement about Walmart s wage announcement Walmart s announcement yesterday that it will raise wages for 500 000 hourly associates is an important step forward for Walmart workers and their families This is not an act of corporate benevolence It would not have been possible without the courage of countless workers who are standing together taking risks and demanding wages and schedules that can support their families Walmart is responding directly to calls from workers and their allies to pay a living wage Because of a strong and organized movement that includes many UFCW members half a million Walmart workers will now get a raise Because workers spoke out 1 billion will now go directly into our economy instead of onto the Walton family s balance sheet Walmart should know that we will continue to stand with workers and the community to be more transparent about exactly how much the company pays each of its 1 4 million associates Today s announcement calls to question Walmart s long term inconsistencies about its wage claims even ten years ago it claimed workers were paid an average of 10 an hour High turnover leaves the vast majority of Walmart workers toiling at the lowest wage scales which will now pay at least 9 an hour We know that Walmart can and should do better Yesterday marks a victory for Walmart workers but more importantly a call to action for the UFCW and the entire labor movement The largest private employer in the nation is feeling the pressure to do better for its workers We must seize this opportunity and keep fighting until every single worker in retail stores supermarkets and beyond is paid a living wage The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW represents more than 1 3 million workers primarily in the retail and meatpacking food processing and poultry industries The UFCW protects the rights of workers and strengthens America s middle class by fighting for health care reform living wages retirement security safe working conditions and the right to unionize so that working men and women and their families can realize the American Dream For more information about the UFCW s effort to protect workers rights and strengthen America s middle class visit www ufcw org or join our online community at www facebook com UFCWinternational and www twitter com ufcw Categories Latest Labour News UFCW Intl President Marc Perrone on Safeway Albertsons Merger Fri 2015 01 30 16 28 WASHINGTON D C Marc Perrone International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today released the following statement in response to Safeway s merger with Albertsons More than 250 000 Safeway and Albertsons workers are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union UFCW UFCW members also work for several other Cerberus Capital Management operated supermarkets across the country including Albertsons Acme Jewel Osco and Shaw s UFCW members have a history of negotiating union contracts with Safeway Albertsons and Cerberus Capital Management Together in their union these workers have been able to ensure

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