Members of USW Local 2020, employees of the Sudbury Counselling Centre, completed 10 weeks on the picket line with the ratification of a new three-year collective agreement, just in time for the holidays. The former collective agreement between Teck and USW residents expired on May 31 and involved more than 900 production and maintenance workers and some 160 office technicians. The five-year collective agreement between Teck Trail Operations and USW residents expired on Wednesday, May 31. “Our current collective agreement expires on May 31,” the committee said. “Will remain fully in force until a new agreement is ratified or until negotiations are interrupted by both sides.” In 2008 and 2012, Teck and its unionized workers settled without strike or mediation. The 2012 collective agreement included the largest signing bonus, 10,000 $US ever received by the union. The new five-year contract expires retroactively on June 1 and expires at the end of May 2022. In retrospect to the two previous agreements, one in 2008 and 2012, union members voted and concluded a new agreement until mid-June. Highlights include an eight per cent salary increase over five years and a signing bonus of $14,500 for each regular full-time employee payable within 30 days of the agreement being ratified. “We are pleased to have entered into a collective agreement that is fair to the staff and supports the continued success of trail operations,” Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Teck Trail Operations, said in a press release. “We will continue until an agreement is reached,” deMedeiros told The Trail Times on Thursday.
The signing of a five-year contract in 2012 was a departure from previous contracts because it was one year longer than the usual four-year contract that the union normally signed, deMedeiros told the Trail Times on June 8 of this year. . After five days of voting that ended on Thursday, 90% of the 480 locals480 voted in favour of the agreement, 94% of the premises 9705. The change in the negotiating strategy was brought about by younger staff, deMedeiros told the Trail Times after the 2012 signing. DISTRICT 6 held a three-day political action training in Hamilton from November 27 to 29, 2017. This course offered ETC members who are 35 years old and have the opportunity to learn with colleagues of the same age and to engage in their association. The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is proud to contribute to municipal food banks and food centres in the communities in Canada where our union members live and work. “It`s like a big sigh of relief,” he said. “It`s hanging over your head without knowing what`s going to happen. Everyone knows it`s over. Benefits include $300 per year for the cost of a wellness account; Increased long-term disability rate Costs of eye examinations included in the biennial video care delivery valued at US$300; and the company that generates up to 4% of the basic profit for the RRSP group. Negotiations are ongoing and some progress has been made, says Armindo deMedeiros, president of United Steelworkers (ETC) Local 480.
Members of the United Steelworkers Locals 480 and 9705 voted to ratify the Ombudsman`s recommendations in their contract with Teck. ETC Local 8782 and Stelco collaborated and collected more than $20.00 in cash, food and toys for the Salvation Army`s annual Christmas campaign. Members then met in April after a minutes meeting between the bargaining committee and Teck at Trail to present the union`s proposals.