Workers at two Toronto hotels take strike votes

Unifor members at the Courtyard by Marriott and the W Toronto hotel have voted overwhelmingly to strike if a new collective agreement cannot be reached next month.

“Hospitality sector workers are feeling the pinch of the rising cost of living in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “It is critical that collective agreements keep up with rising costs so workers don’t fall behind.”

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Dominion

ST. JOHN’S–Unifor reached a tentative agreement with Loblaw-owned Dominion stores in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Details of the tentative agreement will first be shared with Dominion members of Unifor Local 597 in a series of ratification meetings to be scheduled in the coming days.

Unifor represents more than 1,600 Dominion grocery workers at 11 stores across the island of Newfoundland.

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with GreenShield

WINDSOR – Unifor members on strike at GreenShield Canada have reached a tentative deal with the company.

Members from Unifor locals 240 in Windsor and 673 in Toronto began strike action on March 1 over key issues of job security and contracting out.

The ratification meetings in Windsor and Toronto are scheduled Wed., April 17. 

No details will be released until after the ratification meeting.

There are over 580 union members in Windsor and 24 union members at Local 673 in Toronto.

Unifor members at Expertech vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike mandate

TORONTO - Unifor members employed by Expertech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., expressed overwhelming support for a strike mandate.

Technicians supported the measure by 93.4%, while clerical workers voted 81% in favour of strike action. The vote, which achieved a remarkable 86% turnout, demonstrates the willingness of workers to stand up for their rights.

MDA workers launch strike action at company’s global space headquarters

BRAMPTON—Fifty workers at MDA’s new global headquarters and space robotics centre launched strike action on April 8 following the company’s refusal to negotiate. 

“Fair wages shouldn’t be light years away for workers at an incredibly profitable company such as MDA,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “The facility houses some of the most skilled workers in the industry and they deserve a fair contract that reflects their contribution to MDA’s bottom line.”

RailLine Volume 11 – Issue 13

CNTL Strike Vote Results & Next Steps

Dear Members,

We want to extend our sincerest thanks to all who participated in the recent Canadian National Translation Ltd (CNTL) strike vote, which concluded at midnight yesterday. Your active involvement is crucial to our collective bargaining efforts.

We are pleased to announce that a decisive 82% majority have voted in favour of authorizing a strike should negotiations with the employer fail to reach an agreement.

Agropur Dairy Cooperative in Nova Scotia ratifies new contract

The 135 Unifor members working at the Agropur Dairy Cooperative production plant in Bedford, N.S. have signed a new five-year contract that has wage increases of over 16.4% over the life of the agreement, including a 5% pay bump in the first year.