Bargaining

Unifor Local 4050 ratifies first contract with Pieridae Energy Caroline

CALGARY—New Unifor members at the Caroline, Alberta facility of Pieridae Energy will enjoy significant wage increases as part of a contract ratified this week by Local 4050.

“Unifor is Canada’s leading, and growing, union for energy workers,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “We’re excited to welcome these members and look forward to growing good jobs in the energy sector.”

Rail Line Volume 9, Issue 20

CN Bargaining Update

Dear Members,

Local 100 and Council 4000 bargaining committees continued negotiating with the employer this week in Montreal. 

Talks, again this week, were productive with the employer and are progressing well. At the table, we worked through work rules and language proposals. We have agreed on some items and are still wading through others.

We have agreed to meet with the employer the week of Dec. 12, 2022 in Montreal. We will continue discussing non-economic items and hope to convene discussions on monetary items.

Solidarity for Striking Durham College Foodservice workers at Unifor Ontario Regional Council

OSHAWA, ONT. –Delegates at Unifor Ontario Regional Council expressed support for foodservice workers at Durham College, on strike since Nov. 28, 2022.

“These foodservice workers are among the lowest paid on campus, earning just above minimum wage,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President.

“Our members need a living wage and Unifor will support them in every way we can.”

Aava Hotel Whistler workers achieve significant contract gains

WHISTLER—Wage increases and improved sick day benefits are key features of a new three-year collective agreement signed between Unifor Local 3000 and the Aava Hotel Whistler.

“Unifor contracts lead the hospitality sector in Whistler and across British Columbia,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “With Unifor, hospitality workers have a reason to be optimistic about the opportunities to secure fair wages and safe working conditions.”

Rail Line Volume 9, Issue 19

Unifor opens contract talks with Toronto Terminals Railway

Unifor opened bargaining for a new collective agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway (TTR) this week.

"Our members working at TTR are loud and clear that they need an agreement that addresses the crushing inflation  on an already high cost of living in Vancouver," said Rick Raso, President of Unifor Local 101R. “Workers are falling behind and the bargaining committee is determined to push back and fight for wages that keep up with rising costs.”

Rail Line Volume 9, Issue 18

Dear Members,

Local 100 and Council 4000 bargaining committees met with the employer this week to begin discussions on non-economic proposals which includes the addressing the on-going issue of contracting out unionized work.

Your Master Bargaining Committee feels that talks this week were productive with the employer and are progressing well. We are committed to impress upon the company that our members deserve a collective agreement that treats you with dignity and respect.

Unifor files for mediation after Mosaic Potash negotiations reach impasse

ESTERHAZY, SASKATCHEWAN–Unifor Local 892 has filed for mediation after contract negotiations with Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Limited reached an impasse. 

“Mosaic is a multi-national corporation that rakes in billions yet refuses to help its workers keep up with the cost of living,” said Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle.