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  • The Professional Employees Union of BC | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    framework in their final report on the cause of the tailings pond breach The report is the results of an inquiry which the Professional Employees Association PEA participated in through a written submission read more Categories Latest Labour News Media Release Lawyers at the Legal Services Society ratify tentative agreement Thu 2015 01 15 17 30 Date Thu 2015 01 15 Victoria BC Members of the Professional Employees Association voted 100 in favour of their new five year collective agreement with the Legal Services Society of British Columbia read more Categories Latest Labour News Mount Polley Investigation Panel Submission Tue 2015 01 13 14 27 Date Tue 2015 01 13 In December 2014 the PEA submitted a report to the Mount Polley Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel highlighting some areas that the PEA feels need to be addressed in order to mitigate the risks for a recurring disaster like Mount Polley read more Categories Latest Labour News Are you interested in volunteering on a PEA committee Mon 2015 01 12 19 57 Date Mon 2015 01 12 Are you a member at large who is interesting in assisting a PEA committee There are member at large vacancies on the Bursary Committee Table Officer Elections Committee and the BCFED Affliation Committee Contact us read more Categories Latest Labour News Are you interested in volunteering on a PEA Committee Mon 2015 01 12 19 46 Would you like to volunteer on a PEA Committee PEA Executive Committees are established annually to serve the ongoing functions of the PEA Association Executive If you are a member at large and interested in contributing to the committees below or would like more information about these opportunities please email us at membership pea org read more Categories Latest Labour News Holiday Closures Mon 2014

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Week in Oaxaca UFCW Canada Mon 2015 03 09 11 51 Oaxaca Mexico March 9 2015 Recently the Mexican state of Oaxaca held its First Labour Rights Week for Migrant Workers Categories Latest Labour News UFCW organizes medical marijuana workers in Minnesota UFCW Canada Mon 2015 03 09 11 22 St Paul Minn March 9 2015 Workers at Minnesota Medical Solutions are among the newest members of the UFCW International Union having ratified their first contract Minnesota Medical Solutions provides medicinal marijuana for patients in the state of Minnesota Categories Latest Labour News Better Way Alberta campaign offers solutions to government s budget woes NUPGE Mon 2015 03 09 11 03 Campaign by Alberta s public sector unions to inform Albertans that There is a Better Way than across the board cuts Categories Latest Labour News UFCW President Perrone Statement on Adoption of Right to Work in Wisconsin UFCW Press Releases 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

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    any questions and concerns that you may have regarding negotiations to your elected union representatives Together we will debunk rumours and work towards finding solutions The company s proposed shift trade changes are a hot topic and we have no intention of putting it on the back burner Time only brings clarity to this issue as we continue to advance our position towards a resolution We are conferring with industry and labour groups across the country who work within the federal sector and face similar restrictions Thank you to all of our loyal members across the country in airports and call and journey management centres who proudly wear their Unifor lanyards to show support for their bargaining committee As momentum builds through the negotiation process so does our solidarity Due to scheduling conflicts we are not meeting with the company on March 9 13 Therefore the next issue of our weekly communication Notes from Negotes will be published on Friday March 20 2015 Stay tuned and stay united 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 06 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News CAUT Statement for International Women s Day 2015 CAUT Fri 2015 03 06 11 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 Celebrate the power and potential of women Unifor Local 2002 Fri 2015 03 06 06 59 Sunday March 8 is International Women s Day IWD but women will have the opportunity to celebrate this wonderful occasion all week long As proud members of Unifor we have lots of reasons to celebrate Unions work tirelessly to close the gender gap and advance the equality of women As Statistics Canada says It has long been known that unionized employees make more than non union workers But the benefits of belonging to a union doesn t stop there Solidarity is our greatest gift Sometimes life can be an uphill struggle but women who belong to a union never have to feel alone This past weekend sisters of Unifor 2002 celebrated IWD with other women at the Peel Regional Labour Council brunch Connecting with our sisters and allies is a great way to energize us in our battle for equal rights There are many IWD events taking place across the country and I invite all of you to participate where possible A list of Unifor events happening in your community can be found by clicking here In addition check out the IWD website for other information The personal is political Women are under tremendous

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Bernardino Deidre Harvey Native Soul Creations Hand sewn mittens Janet Fairbairn Barb Lyons Maria Mykytiuk Canon Digital Camera James Stevenson ProMaster 8 21 Binoculars Amanda Leepaget ProMaster 8 42 Binoculars Chad Harris Car Starter with installation Pawel Kierylo Lori Marlow Tanaka Blower Kathy Ladd Tanaka Brush Cutter Joelle Brown Ten Spa Gift Certificate Sue Murray Calm Air Trip for 2 Cathy Tighe Categories Latest Labour News Steelworkers ask beer drinkers to share holiday spirit NUPGE Fri 2014 12 19 10 01 This holiday season beer drinkers are being asked to TOAST SOLIDARITY WITH A BOTTLE NOT A CAN Categories Latest Labour News Nigeria Oil workers suspend nationwide strike LabourStart Thu 2014 12 18 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Daily Post Nigeria Categories Latest Labour News China Apple failing to protect Chinese factory workers LabourStart Thu 2014 12 18 19 00 LabourStart headline Source BBC Categories Latest Labour News WRHA Community Programs sets strike vote dates Manitoba Government General Employees Union Thu 2014 12 18 16 37 Due to concessionary demands at the bargaining table the Local 220 Bargaining Committee feels there is no other available option they have scheduled a strike vote on January 5 and 6 and are asking members to vote YES to provide a strike mandate Categories Latest Labour News HCSS Central Table Bargaining Ratification Votes Complete Manitoba Government General Employees Union Thu 2014 12 18 16 33 HCSS Central Table Bargaining December 2014 Categories Latest Labour News Provincial Liquor Workers Ratify New Agreement Manitoba Government General Employees Union Thu 2014 12 18 14 37 Provincial Liquor workers GOLICO Locals 56 61 ratified a new four year agreement yesterday Categories Latest Labour News Bargaining Beats November 2014 Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals Thu 2014 12 18 10 13 Read the latest news on central table and non central table bargaining in the November 2014 issue of Bargaining Beats Categories Latest Labour News Over 100 Community Mailboxes Broken Into CUPW Thu 2014 12 18 10 00 For Immediate Release December 18 2014 THUNDER BAY ON The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has learned that a large number of community mailboxes were broken into over the weekend resulting in stolen mail for more than one hundred residents of Thunder Bay Categories Latest Labour News OPSEU seeks injunction to halt flawed Social Assistance computer system NUPGE Thu 2014 12 18 09 22 Ontario s new Social Assistance Management System SAMS computer system is creating chaos for recipients of social assistance Ontario Public Service Employees Union is seeking an injunction to avoid even further harm being inflicted on some of the province s most vulnerable people Categories Latest Labour News Global Union reiterates commitment to decent work and social protection on International Migrants Day NUPGE Thu 2014 12 18 09 17 In many countries skilled health and social care workers feel they must leave their families behind and work abroad to earn a decent income They often face exploitation and discrimination And their departure weakens health and social services in

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Categories Latest Labour News Servisair workers deserve security this New Year Unifor Local 2002 Fri 2015 01 16 10 42 The past few years have been like a roller coaster ride for the membership of Servisair In 2012 Handlex was bought out by Servisair then before the ink had dried Servisair was purchased by Swissport International Ltd Yet in spite of all of the uncertainty these changes have inflicted our membership have consistently demonstrated patience loyalty to their employer and dedication to customer service and satisfaction Since bargaining commenced in April 2014 your District 318 bargaining committee has worked diligently to secure the progressive collective agreement that our members deserve After several meetings with the company we met an impasse so on November 3 your union filed for conciliation a process where both parties in dispute meet with an appointed conciliator in an attempt to find resolution After several meetings with the conciliator we were able to reach an agreement with the company on all non monetary proposals On November 28 the company advised the bargaining committee that they needed budget approval from Swissport headquarters before they could discuss monetary proposals Their Canadian budget has since been approved and negotiations will reconvene on January 19 2015 But the clock is ticking the conciliation process ends at midnight January 23 as per the Canada Labour Code both parties have 21 days to cool off and reach an agreement According to their mission statement Swissport prides itself in being a people focused organisation and acknowledges that without our people we simply cannot meet our goals and achieve our vision We couldn t agree more Our message to the employer on January 19 will be clear our membership deserve to be recognised for their loyalty and hard work It is high time their patience is rewarded Your District 318 Bargaining Committee Antonietta Caicedo Ranne Rose Ferry Frank La Cavera Scarlet Kesserouany Jerry Miaskiewicz Theresa Amicarelli Local 2002 Executive Assistant Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias Unifor National Representative Categories Latest Labour News NewMex Canada Inc directors sentenced to jail following worker s death NUPGE Fri 2015 01 16 09 05 Sentence of 25 days in jail to be served on weekends for company directors who violated health and safety regulations resulting in an employees death Categories Latest Labour News Media Release Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators May Be Forced to Strike Ontario Nurses Association Fri 2015 01 16 00 00 Ontarians in 10 communities may find barriers to access to home care and admission to long term care homes later this month as the province s care coordinators including Registered Nurses and Health Team members at 10 Community Care Access Centres CCACs may be forced to strike Categories Latest Labour News China Global petition campaign to demand a halt in repressing labour organizations LabourStart Thu 2015 01 15 19 00 LabourStart headline Source HKCTU Categories Latest Labour News Poland 2 000 Polish miners protest against plans to close mines LabourStart Thu

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    West Wed 2015 01 14 17 33 We want to take this opportunity to thank you everyone who entered our Long Term Cares iPad contest over the Christmas Holidays There is currently a crisis in Long Term Care due to unsafe staffing levels It is important that the community Categories Latest Labour News SEIU s Sáenz Families Will Remember the Day Extremists Passed Immoral Plan to Undermine Our Country s Future SEIU Press Releases Wed 2015 01 14 15 50 The immoral impractical bill pushed by extremists and shepherded by Republican leadership in the House today would decimate millions of immigrant families Beau Boughamer beau boughamer seiu org 202 765 9143 Categories Latest Labour News Retirement and You PART 1 by Louis Erlichman IAMAW Wed 2015 01 14 13 56 What will you live on when you are retired Will it be enough What Can you do about it We ll try to answer those questions in a three part series There are three main sources of retirement income in Canada Public Benefits Old Age Security Guaranteed Income Supplement Canada Quebec Pension Plan Workplace Pensions Personal Savings including RRSPs Let s start with the Public Benefits Tweet Categories Latest Labour News By the numbers The Wealth Gap UFCW Canada Wed 2015 01 14 10 35 Toronto January 14 2015 According to a new poll by the Broadbent Institute an overwhelming majority of Canadians believe income inequality has worsened in the last decade To address this inequality 73 of those polled say that the government can and should do something to reduce the gap between rich and poor Categories Latest Labour News Program review at NBCC to impact NBU members NUPGE Wed 2015 01 14 10 05 Union will ensure collective agreement is respected Categories Latest Labour News Five challenges for bending the health care cost curve in Canada Broadbent Institute Wed 2015 01 14 09 12 Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise this year expenditure growth on public health care in Canada finally appears to be slowing down However it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost curve or more short term cost cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers So is it a blip on the health care horizon or the beginning of a trend With the continued aging of the Canadian population the diffusion of new health care technologies and increased pressure for other public Tags health care Greg Marchildon Categories Latest Labour News B C government should implement Auditor General s recommendations to improve prisons and make communities safer NUPGE Wed 2015 01 14 04 01 The government should act immediately on the Auditor s recommendations and provide the direction and resources to address the problems she has highlighted Dean Purdy BCGEU Vice President Corrections and Sheriff Services Categories Latest Labour News USA Want to Be Happy Join a Union LabourStart Tue 2015 01 13 19 00 LabourStart headline Source NY Times Categories

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    vacancies on the Bursary Committee Table Officer Elections Committee and the BCFED Affliation Committee Contact us read more Categories Latest Labour News Are you interested in volunteering on a PEA Committee The Professional Employees Union of BC Mon 2015 01 12 19 46 Would you like to volunteer on a PEA Committee PEA Executive Committees are established annually to serve the ongoing functions of the PEA Association Executive If you are a member at large and interested in contributing to the committees below or would like more information about these opportunities please email us at membership pea org read more Categories Latest Labour News France The IFJ and EFJ lead the Paris Charlie Hebdo protest LabourStart Mon 2015 01 12 19 00 LabourStart headline Source IFJ Categories Latest Labour News Turkey No more slow deaths Hospital workers unite after mass firings LabourStart Mon 2015 01 12 19 00 LabourStart headline Source DISK Categories Latest Labour News Feature Story SEIU West Voting on Cornerstone s Final Offer SEIU West Mon 2015 01 12 15 20 By Norm Park Estevan Mercury January 6th 2015 Faced with no other option than to take it to their membership for a vote the Service Employees International Union SEIU West fired a warning shot across the bow of the South East Cornerstone Categories Latest Labour News Workers at Les Aliments Lebel join the union UFCW 501 UFCW Canada Mon 2015 01 12 12 04 Lachute Que January 12 2015 Over eighty workers at Les Aliments Lebel in Lachute Quebec are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 501 after voting to join the union late last year Categories Latest Labour News Members at GTAA enjoy holiday drop in Unifor Local 2002 Mon 2015 01 12 09 40 The District 333 holiday drop in arranged by enthusiastic officers from the GTAA was a great success Dozens of members from various departments and other units munched on goodies in the festively decorated room at Pearson airport joining together in the spirit of the holiday season This will be a year filled with little and large celebrations and challenges for our members commented Local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson But no matter what the circumstance solidarity will always be our greatest strength Check out the holiday video compiled by D333 Chairperson Antonios Kourteridis Categories Latest Labour News Two more nurses assaulted at CAMH OPSEU ONA members injured NUPGE Mon 2015 01 12 04 26 When workers are fearful of the very people they are there to help because they don t have enough staff and resources how can they deliver high quality care to their patients Warren Smokey Thomas OPSEU President Categories Latest Labour News PEIUPSE bursary winners for 2014 NUPGE Mon 2015 01 12 01 25 Ten young people receive awards to help reduce costs associated with post secondary education Categories Latest Labour News France Charlie Hebdo Shooting Attacks Press Freedom Democracy Journalist Union LabourStart Sun 2015 01 11 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Sputnik Categories Latest Labour News

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    01 09 12 20 Andy Blatchford The Canadian Press OTTAWA The Canadian labour market capped off 2014 by losing 4 300 net jobs in December a slight dip from the previous month that left the unemployment rate locked at 6 6 per cent Statistics Canada said Friday The agency s latest job market survey found that Canada added 185 700 net new positions in 2014 with the bulk of the increase coming in the second half of the calendar The unemployment rate meanwhile moved Tags BI in the News Andrew Jackson unemployment jobs Categories Latest Labour News Morningstar D399 bargaining opens Unifor Local 2002 Fri 2015 01 09 10 26 Three productive days of bargaining commenced for the pilots of Morningstar Air Express on Monday January 5 2015 The bargaining committee consisting of Jim Bergsma chairperson Chad Claringbold Robert Douglas Local 2002 Executive Assistant Ashley Watkins and Unifor Director of Transportation Ron Smith presented the union s monetary and non monetary proposals to the employer Former district chairperson Mark Lussier was also in attendance to offer his contractual and bargaining knowledge In preparation for bargaining the committee met in October and again in December to review the language in the current collective agreement and establish the proposals that would be delivered to the company Their final mandate was directed by the membership through surveys and a well attended proposal meeting on October 4 2014 Bargaining reconvenes on January 19 and 20 2015 The union will continue to keep members updated on developments as they unfold However in order to protect the integrity of negotiations the committee cannot discuss specific details until a tentative agreement is reached For more information please contact Ashley Watkins Local 2002 Executive Assistant Unifor represents approximately 60 Morningstar pilots based in Vancouver Winnipeg Toronto and Montreal who move cargo across Canada on a contract basis for provider of domestic lift for Federal Express Canada The current collective agreement expires in March 2015 Categories Latest Labour News Beyond bleak jobs numbers full time gains paint a brighter picture Broadbent Institute Fri 2015 01 09 08 37 David Parkinson The Globe and Mail Canada s employment count ended 2014 with back to back monthly declines but beneath the surface of the stalled job numbers is evidence of an improving quality in the country s labour market The Canadian economy shed 4 300 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in December adding to November s 10 700 decline as job creation continued its pause following big gains in September and Tags BI in the News Andrew Jackson unemployment jobs Categories Latest Labour News Members of MGEU s Young Members Committee are ready to take the Polar Plunge again NUPGE Fri 2015 01 09 05 53 The MGEU Young Members Committee is taking part in the 2015 Winnipeg Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Manitoba and they need help You can help them to surpass their goal by making a donation to one or both of the union s teams Categories

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