Dominion employees in Newfoundland and Labrador have entered into a new collective agreement with parent company Loblaw Companies Ltd. that ends a 12-week strike at 11 branches across the province. More than 200 CUPE members voted yesterday in favour of the interim agreement reached on 28 June 2018. The new four-year collective agreement provides for a four per cent pay increase over four years, the possibility of improved service through language flexibility and, most importantly, a compensation-related employment assessment program, the first of its kind among the municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. Dominion employees in this province have ratified a new collective agreement that ends nearly three months of strike action. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. The City of Mount Pearl and two Aboriginal peoples from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have a new collective agreement. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement.
Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. The Council is scheduled to vote on the collective agreement on July 24. Workers had voted all week on ratifying the most recent offer, with the last meeting taking place on Friday in Grand Falls-Windsor. In a press release shortly after 19.m on Friday, Unifor President Jerry Dias said that N.L. workers “are drawing attention to a business model in Canadian retail that workers lack.” The new deal also includes a signing bonus — a gift card for employees worth between $50 and $500, depending on the status and years that worked for the company. “Our members have spoken out in support of improving working conditions in Canadian retail and we will continue to face the challenge of raising the bar for workers,” said Carolyn Wrice, President of Unifor Local 597, in the press release. Kyle Rees, a lawyer representing Unifor, told CBC Radios On The Go last week that no further orders were made against protests by striking workers after Loblaw obtained an injunction in October to ban pickets at the Mount Pearl distribution centre. . These employees had been on strike since August 22, after Loblaw ended a $2-an-hour increase for key workers introduced during the pandemic. Revenue for the 16 weeks to October 3 was $15.67 billion, up from nearly $14.66 billion in the same quarter of the previous year.
The offer came off the negotiating table after a few weeks – where union negotiator Chris McDonald said Loblaw had not made a significant improvement to its initial offer. . Loblaw`s offer was included in a letter to union members, a copy of which was received from CBC News. It includes salary increases from 35 cents per hour and up to $1.35 per hour overtime until the end of the four-year contract. A guarantee of 22 new full-time jobs . . . The union said the new four-year contract dates back to October 2019 and covers more than 1,400 Unifor Local members at 11 Dominion sites in Newfoundland. Friday`s vote came a day after Loblaw reported a nearly seven percent rise in profits in the third quarter of 2020, with Loblaw President Sarah Davis saying the company had “continued its winning streak in 2020.” Weston, who is linked to Loblaw, was brought to court for an injunction against the striking workers, but was dismissed. The court had already issued injunctions prohibiting workers from illegally picking up the Loblaw distribution centre in Mount Pearl and from barricaded entrances or disturbing employees or contractors who