Strike vote taken at TVA Montréal

The Syndicat des employé(e)s de TVA held a special general meeting Tuesday night, with members voting 96.8 per cent in favour of resorting to pressure tactics up to and including an unlimited general strike. The some 830 employees of TVA Montreal have been without a collective agreement since December 31, 2016, almost eighteen months.

K-12 sector reaches tentative agreement with BCPSEA

A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Council (PBC) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) late Thursday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff.

The three-year agreement takes effect on July 1, 2019 and remains in effect until June 30, 2022.

Highlights of the agreement include:

Airport layoffs hurt service, safety

The unexpected elimination of seven CUPE positions from the Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a hard hit to the already dwindling service levels at the airport, says the union representing employees of the Airport Authority.

“These cuts follow the elimination of 50 custodian and security positions in 2015”, said Judy Collier, President of CUPE 1505. “The Bargaining Unit has gone from approximately 73 CUPE members to only 12 in just 3 years. With the recent reduction in hours of work and these layoffs, the travellers can expect a further decline in service levels.