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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - Unifor Arbitration

    Unifor says D-J Composites has agreed to binding arbitration

    Unifor claimed victory in Gander last Wednesday and says D-J Composites, the company that locked out its workers 21 months ago, has agreed to binding arbitration. Unifor representatives stated that the large presence at the picket line will end as soon as D-J Composites signs the formal agreement to move into binding arbitration, while the […]
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - Canada-Post

    Unions says Canada Post contract talks have ‘a long way to go’

    New contract proposals from Canada Post to 50,000 of its employees have failed to put an end to the threat of a work stoppage at the agency this fall. According to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the proposals presented by the Crown corporation fall short of what is needed to reach a deal. […]
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - OPSEU

    OPSEU achieves tentative four year agreement with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

    OPSEU has reached a tentative deal with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) that includes wage increases and not a single concession. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said the four year deal was reached after just two days at the table, congratulating the bargaining team for achieving a good deal so quickly. Read More.
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - Air Georgian

    Air Georgian Flight Attendants sign tentative agreement with CUPE

    Air Georgian Limited reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement with CUPE Local 4059, the union that represents approximately 83 flight attendants at Air Georgian’s Toronto base. Once ratified, the new agreement will be effective for three years. Air Georgian operates over 64,000 regional flights per year on behalf of Air Canada, carrying […]
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - UWO

    Western University faculty vote in favour of strike

    The union representing faculty at Western University has voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action if planned talks involving a conciliator fail to reach a negotiated deal. The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) represents about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at Western. The main issue in the negotiations, […]
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - canada post

    Canada Post union negotiations continue

    With a potential strike or lockout looming, top Canada Post officials will be sitting down with the union, Canadian Union of Postal Workers. CUPW says its national president and Canada Post’s Interim President are hoping to unblock stalled negotiations. The two sides have been bargaining separate contracts for the carrier’s urban and rural employees for […]
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - gander strike

    Locked-out employees continue to barricade entrance to D-J Composites in Gander

    Unifor employees from across the country joined locked-out D-J Composites workers in barricading the American-owned business in Gander. After 92 weeks on the picket line, Unifor’s national president Jerry Dias said the number one priority for the demonstration has been getting the employees back-to-work. Read More.
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  • CUPE2361 - NEWS - workers compensation

    Workers’ Compensation workers from across Canada meet to discuss crushing workloads and the need for sweeping reforms for mental health injuries

    Representatives for major unions representing Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) workers in Canada met to discuss issues that impact injured workers, employers and employees of workers compensation boards. The unions have decided to hold their respective Provincial Legislative bodies accountable for lack of safeguards to protect workers from the devastating impact excessive workload has on both […]
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  • CUPE-2361---NEWS---Rally-in-Orono

    OPSEU President to join rally to save Orono’s LCBO

    OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas will attend a rally in Orono, Ontario to hold the provincial government to its promise to maintain an LCBO store in the community. Orono first learned its LCBO was in jeopardy late in 2017 when managers announced the outlet would be closed, despite the fact it regularly generates a profit. […]
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  • CUPE-2361---NEWS---Arbitrator-awards-rural-Canada-Post-carriers

    Arbitrator awards rural Canada Post carriers pay hike of up to 25 per cent

    Rural and suburban postal workers across Canada celebrated last week after an arbitrator ordered Canada to pay them more as part of a long-awaited pay equity decision. For a majority of the Crown agency’s mostly female rural and suburban carriers, the ruling translates into a 25 per cent pay increase, as well as some increased […]
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