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  • Ontario Nurses Association | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    and Safety Caucus Taking Action Against Violence Categories Latest Labour News Media Release 3 000 CCAC Registered Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals finally shown respect as Arbitration decision released Mon 2015 03 30 00 00 Arbitrator William Kaplan has released an arbitration decision for more than 3 000 Community Care Access Centre CCAC registered nurses RNs and health professionals Categories Latest Labour News ONA News CCAC Award Released Mon 2015 03 30 00 00 The CCAC Award has been released and CCAC members have won their battle to achieve the same percentage wage increases as their peers in the hospitals homes for the aged nursing homes and many other ONA bargaining units Categories Latest Labour News ONA News Read highlights and action items from the March 2015 PCM Tue 2015 03 24 00 00 Read the March 2015 highlights and action plan from the Provincial Coordinators Meeting Categories Latest Labour News Media Release Brockville Registered Nurses Say Looming Job Cuts will Impact Patient Care Tue 2015 03 24 00 00 Registered Nurses RNs at Brockville General Hospital say they are increasingly concerned about the fate of patient care and services as the possibility of RN cuts looms Categories Latest Labour News Media Release Strike Averted as Registered Nurses Ratify Agreement with the Peterborough County City Health Unit Fri 2015 03 13 00 00 Public Health Nurses PHNs and Registered Nurses RNs at the Peterborough County City Health Unit have ratified an agreement with their employer averting a possible strike and disruption of public health services in the Peterborough community Categories Latest Labour News ONA News Ebola Virus Disease Information Mon 2015 03 09 00 00 Information related to Ebola Virus Disease is found below including directives for health care workers Joint Health and Safety Committee information external links and much more Categories Latest Labour News Media Release Peterborough County City Health Unit Nurses Head to Mediation Legal Strike Deadline Looms Mon 2015 03 09 00 00 Public Health nurses and registered nurses at the Peterborough County City Health Unit will be in mediation talks tomorrow in an effort to avert a strike Categories Latest Labour News ONA News CCAC Update Interest Arbitration Hearing Complete Fri 2015 03 06 00 00 On March 5 the Ontario Nurses Association presented at the CCAC Interest Arbitration hearing to Arbitrator Mr William Kaplan as did your employers The hearing is now complete Categories Latest Labour News Media Release Registered Nurse Cuts will Harm Patient Care Quinte Health Care cuts dozens of RNs Wed 2015 03 04 00 00 The Ontario Nurses Association ONA is warning residents that dozens of registered nurse RN cuts at Quinte Health Care will result in less safe patient care Categories Latest Labour News ONA News Celebrate Nursing Week May 11 17 2015 Tue 2015 03 03 00 00 Nursing Week is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the dedication achievements and successes of nurses across Ontario This year Nursing Week runs from May 11 to 17 Begin your

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    the Act drastically reduces the number of MGEU members required to register Categories Latest Labour News Can t Cut This SE Cornerstone Education Workers Need YOUR Support SEIU West Wed 2015 04 01 15 38 The South East Cornerstone School Division has proposed a collective agreement with general wage increases below the cost of living average for the province Based on this disrespectful offer approximately 300 SEIU West members who work in the South East Cornerstone School Division have Categories Latest Labour News Unnecessary delays making overcrowding in corrections worse in Saskatchewan NUPGE Wed 2015 04 01 14 50 Crowded conditions lead to increased tensions and more violence This is a safety issue for workers and inmates Bob Bymoen SGEU President Categories Latest Labour News Savoie Appointed Grand Lodge Auditor IAMAW Wed 2015 04 01 14 34 Robert Savoie Tweet Categories Latest Labour News UWOSA Statement and Feedback Survey re Salary Disclosure of Western s President University of Western Ontario Staff Association Wed 2015 04 01 14 33 Dear UWOSA members For years UWOSA has been hearing the administration talk about budget constraints and has seen the effects of this in our workplace UWOSA members faced many layoffs in 2009 when Chakma s contract was signed and again in 2014 when the double payment to Chakma was made We are the front line workers delivering the best student experience at Western but are increasingly asked to do more and more with less and less The average UWOSA member earns about 44 000 per year not even 10 of Chakma s usual non double payment salary Many support their families on this income and some have taken second jobs to make ends meet As a direct result of budget constraints the administration has laid off many employees while the number of students and tuition rates have increased In 2010 and 2013 we endured lengthy and difficult rounds of collective bargaining to achieve minimal wage increases Meanwhile Amit Chakma was paid nearly a million dollars in 2014 At UWOSA s Annual General Meeting on Thursday April 9 at 12 00pm in SSC 2050 we will hold a vote of non confidence similar to that held by UWOFA In the meantime we are asking UWOSA members to provide us with their reactions to the news of Chakma s double payment and how specifically the budgetary constraints have affected their work and their lives The survey link is here https www surveymonkey com r C3CKPGL All responses to this survey are anonymous To ensure anonymity you may refrain from including identifying details about yourself or your workplace We will share some of the feedback that we receive at our Annual General Meeting before the vote of non confidence We will continue to work with the other labour groups on campus to work toward making Western s Board of Governors accountable to and representative of the Western community Karen Foullong President UWOSA ext 85041 karen uwosa ca Categories Latest Labour News Find out how education

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW online at www ufcw org We are 1 3 million families standing together to build an economy that every hard working family deserves www facebook com UFCWinternational UFCW Categories Latest Labour News UFCW activists attend 2015 Progress Summit in Ottawa UFCW Canada Tue 2015 03 31 15 20 Ottawa March 31 2015 UFCW Canada activists joined more than 800 labour and social justice allies from across Canada and the United States for the second annual Progress Summit held in Ottawa from March 26 to 28 Categories Latest Labour News Machinists Solidarity Supreme in Peter Baljet Agreement IAMAW Tue 2015 03 31 15 12 Tuesday March 31 2015 For Immediate Release Duncan BC Group solidarity is something every union strives for when organizing workers and negotiating their first collective agreement The IAM has that and more with the new members at Peter Baljet Chevrolet Buick GMC on Vancouver Island Tweet Categories Latest Labour News MEDIA RELEASE Canada s Health Accord A Necessary Bond for Medicare SEIU West Tue 2015 03 31 14 55 For Immediate Release March 31 2015 Saskatoon Members and leaders of the Service Employees International Union West SEIU West once again join the voices of many for the federal government to recommit to public health care by renewing the Categories Latest Labour News UWOSA AGM Updated Agenda for April 9th University of Western Ontario Staff Association Tue 2015 03 31 13 59 To all UWOSA members Following is the notice and updated 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 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

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    March 30 2015 UFCW Canada Local 500 members at Marché Leblanc in Mont Laurier Quebec have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement Categories Latest Labour News Time to pay up for Rana Plaza victims UFCW Canada Mon 2015 03 30 11 16 Toronto March 30 2015 UFCW Canada is calling on all 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 Conservatives pushed to accept amendments to secret police bill NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 07 27 The growing opposition of Canadians to Bill C 51 the secret police legislation has forced the Conservative government to accept some amendments Canadians must keep up the pressure Categories Latest Labour News Thousands of contractors missing from Ontario s Sunshine List NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 06 49 Another aspect of the lack of transparency over Ontario government s use of private contractors Categories Latest Labour News NAFTA ruling allows companies to seek damages for possible breaches of Canadian law NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 06 32 These agreements have included a clause giving individual companies the right to challenge the decisions of democratically elected governments in ways that citizens themselves don t have Commentary by Larry Brown National Secretary Treasurer National Union of Public and General Employees NUPGE Categories Latest Labour News Prentice budget not only blames Albertans it gives them the bill NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 06 01 New Alberta budget makes further cuts to a health care system that is still suffering from the 2013 budget cuts Categories Latest Labour News Aeroplan D104 election notice Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing Unifor Local 2002 Mon 2015 03 30 02 05 To Local 2002 Members Aeroplan D104 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 D104 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    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 NSGEU launches radio ad campaign NUPGE Fri 2015 03 27 09 39 NSGEU NUPGE is running radio ads to help inform Nova Scotians what is at stake with the government s cuts to public services Categories Latest Labour News Members at HyLife Foods achieve new deal UFCW 832 UFCW Canada 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 More young Canadians back a progressive agenda than older Canadians New study of massive dataset Broadbent Institute Fri 2015 03 27 08 00 Findings released at Progress Summit 2015 raise question of how youth vote could change election result OTTAWA More than older Canadians younger Canadians support increases in taxes tied to better public services prioritize environmental protection over economic growth support more spending on health and education and want an activist government that creates jobs according to a new study Could a Progressive Platform Capture Canada s Youth Vote is authored by University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane and published Tags News Releases youth democratic renewal Categories Latest Labour News Global Open Online Course on Workers Rights in a Global Economy LabourStart Thu 2015 03 26 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Global Labour University Categories Latest Labour News Unifor demonstration in support of Servisair workers Unifor Local 2002 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

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Broadbent Institute Wed 2015 03 25 08 35 MEDIA ADVISORY Sold out prgrs15 bringing together leading thinkers policy experts and organizers in key election year OTTAWA Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 Tags News Releases progress summit Categories Latest Labour News Keep our services public NUPGE Wed 2015 03 25 04 54 Public services are vital to strong communities Find out how you can help protect and improve them Visit Whatwillyoulose ca for more information Categories Latest Labour News Swaziland Remembering Swaziland s prisoners of conscience after one year LabourStart Tue 2015 03 24 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Equal Times Categories Latest Labour News Indonesia Massive slavery uncovered in global fishing industry LabourStart Tue 2015 03 24 20 00 LabourStart headline Source AP Categories Latest Labour News Prairie Mountain Interlake and Dr Gendreau members ratify amended Heath Care Support Services agreement Manitoba Government General Employees Union Tue 2015 03 24 19 11 The bargaining units that had voted down the HCSS Central Table tentative agreement Prairie Mountain HCSS Interlake Eastern HCSS and Dr Gendreau have all voted to accept an amended final offer Categories Latest Labour News Servisair District 418 bargaining update Unifor Local 2002 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 Calgary Quest Society workers join the union UFCW 401 UFCW Canada 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 Massachusetts Vermont and New York Co op Workers Gather for First Ever Co op Worker Summit UFCW Press Releases 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

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    by the B C Provincial Government pays tribute to the vital role community social services play in our society In declaring March 2015 as Community Social Services Awareness Month the proclamation states greater recognition and understanding of the critical role these services play in our communities is needed to ensure their continued accessibility availability and improvement read more Categories Latest Labour News Notes from negotes Issue 11 Unifor Local 2002 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 Unifor Local 2002 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

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    into the crowd Sixty nine people were killed and many more wounded Categories Latest Labour News Public Services International calls for new global tax body NUPGE Thu 2015 03 19 10 42 We have a World Bank a World Health Organisation and even an international body to regulate football but in the face of massive corporate tax scandals we don t have a global tax body In whose interest is this Rosa Pavanelli General Secretary of the Public Services International Categories Latest Labour News Manitoba releases report into paramedic self regulation NUPGE Thu 2015 03 19 09 45 Self regulation supported by the majority of Manitoba s paramedics Categories Latest Labour News Support striking workers at Crown Holdings UFCW Canada Thu 2015 03 19 09 34 Toronto March 19 2014 UFCW Canada is calling on activists to boycott purchasing aluminum cans manufactured by Crown Holdings in Toronto in support of USW Local 9176 members forced out on strike by Crown Categories Latest Labour News Buy bottles not cans to support striking workers at Crown Holdings UFCW Canada Thu 2015 03 19 09 34 Toronto March 19 2014 UFCW Canada is calling on activists to boycott purchasing aluminum cans manufactured by Crown Holdings in Toronto in support of USW Local 9176 members forced out on strike by Crown Categories Latest Labour News Only one week left until Canada s largest annual progressive politics conference Broadbent Institute Thu 2015 03 19 08 00 OTTAWA Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 to 28 when 800 participants are coming together during this crucial election year to tackle the big issues facing the country and help shape the future of Canada s progressive movement WHAT Progress Summit 2015 WHERE Delta Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon St N WHEN March 26 leadership training followed by Welcome Reception March 27 and 28 two days of programming HIGHLIGHTS Keynote Tags News Releases progress summit Categories Latest Labour News URGENT CALL TO ACTION Unifor Local 2002 Thu 2015 03 19 04 32 Sisters and Brothers Local 2002 represents over 250 ACAP members who work for Swissport providing an invaluable professional service to passengers requiring special assistance at Pearson Airport Through no fault of their own many of them may soon be out of a job This call to action is against the GTAA who has set out a process for retendering much of the ground services work at the airport including ACAP services every three years to different employers The effect on workers is that every three years they start at the bottom again They lose their seniority go back to minimum wage and often lose their hard won benefits If they get re hired by the new employer they have to be re interviewed for a job they have done for years hoping to be re hired This unfair treatment of these workers must STOP Unifor is planning to provide information to the traveling public about this injustice on Friday March 20 at Terminal

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