Tentative agreement ratified with TVA Rimouski

More than one month following a threatened lockout by TVA Rimouski, talks between the parties resumed early in the year. After a few meetings, the company offered a partial catch-up wage increase in an attempt to arrive at a final settlement. This offer resulted in a tentative agreement being reached. The catch-up wage increase was one of the major issues in negotiations.

Last Monday, February 5, employees of TVA Rimouski attended a presentation on the tentative agreement followed by a question period before voting 87 per cent in favour of the proposal by secret ballot.

Workers at the CISSS-Bas-Saint-Laurent are close to burnout

CUPE 5007 is denouncing the untenable situation that patients and personnel have been enduring since the mergers that resulted in the creation of the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent (CISSS-BSL).

The union has noted that the CISSS is forcing and threatening personnel to work overtime every week. Those affected include orderlies, caseworkers, health and social services auxiliaries, housekeeping, food services, laundry staff and so on. Everyone is in the same boat.  

Support staff at Halifax Regional School Board ratify contract

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 5047 is pleased to announce that members voted 96 per cent in favour of ratifying a collective agreement in meetings that took place February 10 and 11, 2018. CUPE 5047 represents school board support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board.

“It’s our understanding that the school board will hold their ratification meeting at the end of the month, however, we don’t anticipate any delays in finalizing the agreement,” says CUPE National Representative Karen MacKenzie.