News Releases

Whether you’re one of the 60,000+ workers we represent or just interested to know what’s going on in and around the union, here’s where you’ll find officially released news from CLAC.

IOOF Seniors Homes Inc. Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: Today

Barrie, ON—Employees of IOOF Seniors Homes Inc. have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Minister Virk Opens CLAC's New Virtual Classroom Training System

DATE: Yesterday

Langley, BC—First Nations and remote communities across British Columbia will have access to skills training courses thanks to CLAC’s new Virtual Classroom Training System (VCTS), which opened today at the union’s Langley Training Centre.

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Brant Centre Employees Vote to Join CLAC

DATE: 16/09/2014

Burlington, ON—CLAC welcomes 218 new members—service employees and RPNs employed by Brant Centre Long Term Care Residence in Burlington, Ontario.

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Save-On-Foods Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 13/09/2014

Edmonton—Employees of Save-On-Foods locations in Alberta voted 92 percent in favour of a new contract during the last week of August.

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Con-West Contracting Ltd. Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 12/09/2014

Burnaby, BC—Employees of Con-West Contracting Ltd. have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Barrette Electric Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 11/09/2014

Hawkesbury, ON—Employees of Barrette Electric in the Hawkesbury area recently ratified their first collective agreement.

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Executive Hotels Employees Ratify New Contract with Strong Majority

DATE: 10/09/2014

Vancouver—Approximately 250 Local 501 members employed by Executive Hotels and Resorts ratified a new four-year collective agreement by an 82 percent margin.

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Ledcor Fabrication Inc. Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 05/09/2014

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Ledcor Fabrication Inc. have recently voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement.

 

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The Beechwood Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 03/09/2014

Mississauga, ON—Employees of The Beechwood Retirement Residences have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement.

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ATCO Employees Ratify First Contract

DATE: 06/08/2014

Fort McMurray, AB—The 136 employees of ATCO Structures and Logistics working at CNRL’s Richardson Lodge recently ratified their first collective agreement.

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Tomlinson Employees Ratify New Collective Agreement

DATE: 24/07/2014

Pembroke, ON—CLAC members employed by Tomlinson Environmental Services in the greater Pembroke/Petawawa area have unanimously ratified the terms of a renewed three-year, ten-month collective agreement.

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Employees Fully Support New Contract at Graceview Enterprises

DATE: 17/07/2014

Belmont, ON—Local 53 members employed by Belmont-based Graceview Enterprises voted to accept a settlement for a new three-year contract with unanimous support.

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First Agreement for Employees of Mykon Electric Ltd.

DATE: 09/07/2014

Mississauga, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 employed by Woodbridge-based Mykon Electric Ltd. recently ratified their first collective agreement.

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Royal Ready Mix Workers Renew Collective Agreement

DATE: 08/07/2014

Mississauga, ON—In a unanimous vote, members of Construction Workers Local 52 ratified a new collective agreement with Oakville-based Royal Ready Mix Inc.

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Heyink Construction Workers Vote to Renew Contract

DATE: 04/07/2014

Chatham, ON—Local 53 members employed by Chatham-based Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. voted 92 percent in favour of a new three-year agreement that features increases to health benefits, wages, RRSP contributions, and training funds.

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AEL Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 03/07/2014

Kelowna, BC—Local 68 members employed by AEL (a division of HMC Services Inc.) recently ratified a renewed collective agreement.

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Garden Valley School Division Bus Drivers Ratify Agreement

DATE: 24/06/2014

Winkler, MB—School bus drivers working at the Garden Valley School Division in Winkler and Plum Coulee have ratified their fourth collective agreement.

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Aurora Resthaven Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 23/06/2014

Mississauga, ON—Employees of Aurora Resthaven have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Solid Gains for Canadian Utility Construction Corp.

DATE: 19/06/2014

Calgary—Canadian Utility Construction Corp. employees in Calgary have voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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Canucks Sports & Entertainment Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 18/06/2014

Vancouver—Employees of Canucks Sports & Entertainment ratified a new four-year contract that provides them with wage increases, contract language improvements, and other gains.

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Positive Gains for Besseling Mechanical Employees

DATE: 09/06/2014

Grimsby, ON—Local 6 members employed by Besseling Mechanical Inc. recently ratified the renewal of their collective agreement, which provides them with positive gains.

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Hall Constructors Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 06/06/2014

Langley, BC—Employees of Hall Constructors Corporation have voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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Westpro Infrastructure Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 05/06/2014

Langley, BC—Employees of Westpro Infrastructure have voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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Baybridge (Birmingham) Inc. Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 30/05/2014

Cambridge, ON—Employees of Baybridge (Birmingham) Inc. have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.
 

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Victorian Order of Nurses Workers Vote to Join CLAC

DATE: 23/05/2014

Cambridge, ON—CLAC welcomes 150 new members—the personal support workers (PSWs) and home helpers employed by the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk location.

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St. Joseph's Security Personnel Ratify New Contract

DATE: 12/05/2014

Grimsby, ON—Rather than take their chances at arbitration, security personnel at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton ratified a four-year collective agreement.

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Public-Sector Wage Freeze Needs to Be Qualified

DATE: 09/05/2014

Toronto—Not all public workers make six-figure salaries and enjoy long vacations and great pensions. Some make just over minimum wage, and like many Ontarians, have difficulty making ends meet at the end of each month.

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Penn-Co Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 07/05/2014

Winnipeg—Local 152 members employed by Penn-Co Construction Canada (2003) Ltd. voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement providing them with increases to wages as well as travel and food allowances.

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Solid Gains for Gisborne Industrial Construction Employees

DATE: 06/05/2014

Princeton, BC—Local 68 members employed by Gisborne Industrial Construction Ltd. voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new three-year collective agreement that provides solid wage, pension, benefit, and other gains.

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WB Melback Employees Join CLAC, Secure Wage, Retirement, Benefit Increases

DATE: 02/05/2014

Langley, BC—Employees of WB Melback, who recently joined Local 68, unanimously ratified their first collective agreement providing them with increases to wages, retirement funds, and health benefits.

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Significant Wage, Benefit Gains for Dalron Construction Employees

DATE: 02/05/2014

Sudbury, ON—Construction Workers Local 52 members employed by Sudbury-based Dalron Construction Ltd. voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement providing them with significant wage and benefit increases.

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New Three-Year Contract for Handy Bros Workers

DATE: 01/05/2014

Chatham, ON—Local 53 members employed by Handy Bros ClimateCare recently voted by a large margin to approve a new three-year collective agreement.

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Clarke Construction Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 30/04/2014

Chatham, ON—Local 53 members employed by Blenheim-based Clarke Construction voted 94 percent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

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Good Start for Personal Support Workers

DATE: 29/04/2014

Toronto—CLAC is pleased to see changes aimed at improving recruitment and retention of personal support workers (PSWs) who care for seniors in their homes or community.

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Upper Canada Glass Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 29/04/2014

Richmond Hill, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 employed by Upper Canada Glass voted in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Thousands to Be Shut Out of Public Work as OLRB Rules Region of Waterloo Is a Construction Employer

DATE: 28/04/2014

Waterloo, ON—It is almost a certainty now that the Region of Waterloo will be forced to shut out thousands of local workers and many local companies from pubic construction work following a tribunal decision published late last Friday.

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New Contract for Leisureworld Caregiving Centre

DATE: 24/04/2014

 Barrie, ON—Employees of Leisureworld Caregiving Centre have recently received a new contract through arbitration.  

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New Contract for Jasper Constructors Ltd. Employees

DATE: 22/04/2014

Cambridge, ON—Employees of Jasper Constructors Ltd. have recently ratified another collective agreement.

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VanRooyen Earthmoving Ltd. Employees Ratify First Contract

DATE: 16/04/2014

Woodstock, ON—Employees of VanRooyen Earthmoving Ltd. have voted 71 percent in favour of their first collective agreement.

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Postma Concrete Employees Secure Improved Take-Home Pay, Retirement Savings with New Contract

DATE: 11/04/2014

Wyoming, ON—Employees of Lambton County-based Postma Concrete Forming unanimously ratified a new three-year contract settlement, which features a balance between improvements in their take-home pay and future retirement savings.

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Concrete Systems Employees Choose CLAC, Ratify Contract

DATE: 10/04/2014

Sarnia, ON—Employees of Petrolia-based Concrete Systems rejected a raid attempt by LIUNA Local 1089 by voting to stay with CLAC Local 53. The employees then gave unanimous support to a three-year contract renewal settlement negotiated by CLAC.

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Wage, Other Gains for Employees of Maple Reinders

DATE: 08/04/2014

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by Maple Reinders Inc. Alberta unanimously ratified a new two-year collective agreement providing them with wage increases of 2.5 percent in year one and 1.75 percent in year two.

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Five Percent Increase for Abbott Shoring Employees

DATE: 07/04/2014

Langley, BC—Local 68 members employed by Abbott Shoring and Foundations Ltd., based in Coquitlam, BC, unanimously ratified a new three-year collective agreement providing them with a five percent wage increase.

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Matcon Demolition Employees Unanimously Ratify Agreement

DATE: 04/04/2014

Langley, BC—Local 68 members employed by Matcon Demolition Inc., based in Coquitlam, BC, unanimously ratified a new three-year collective agreement.

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Gedco Excavating Employees Unanimously Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 03/04/2014

Hamilton, ON—Employees of this site preparation and general excavation company unanimously ratified their first collective agreement.
 

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CLAC Welcomes Signing of Federal-Provincial Jobs Agreements

DATE: 31/03/2014

Toronto—CLAC applauds the successful conclusion of negotiations between the federal and provincial governments that has led to the signing of final agreements to implement the Canada Job Grant in Ontario and BC, the new Canada-Ontario Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities, and the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program.

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Volunteer Firefighters WSIB Coverage

DATE: 31/03/2014

Cambridge, ON—Recently, some confusing information has circulated about the level of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage available to volunteer firefighters. CLAC would like to assure members who already have a collective agreement in place that they are entitled to the same level of WSIB accident and insurance benefits as full-time firefighters.

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Wage, Pension Increases for PCL Energy Employees Working at Agrium’s Mine Expansion Project

DATE: 28/03/2014

Saskatoon—Approximately 1,800 members of Construction Workers Local 151employed by PCL Energy Inc., who are currently working on a major expansion project at the Agrium Potash Mine located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, ratified a new three-year collective agreement that provides them with wage and pension increases.

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KBR Wabi Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 13/03/2014

Cambridge, ON—Construction Workers Local 52 members employed by KBR Wabi Ltd. ratified a new three-year collective agreement providing wage increases of 2.5 percent each year.

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CLAC Agreement to Be Used as Template for Construction Workers in China

DATE: 12/03/2014

Mississauga, ON—The China Labour Bulletin (CLB), which advocates for workers' rights in China, translated and adapted a CLAC collective agreement to be used as a template for construction workers seeking protection at their workplace in China.

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Livingstone Manor Employees Unanimously Ratify New Contract

DATE: 10/03/2014

Listowel, ON—Members of Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, employed at Livingstone Manor Retirement Residence, voted unanimously in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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CLAC Welcomes Ontario as the First Province to Sign on to the Canada Job Grant

DATE: 07/03/2014

Toronto—CLAC applauds the successful negotiations between the federal and Ontario governments that have led to Ontario being the first to sign an agreement in principle that will see the Canada Job Grant implemented in the province.

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North America Construction Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 07/03/2014

Yellowknife—Employees of North America Construction (1993) Ltd. (NWT) unanimously ratified a new two-year collective agreement providing wage increases of four percent over the term.

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Significant Wage Gains for BC Community Social Service Workers

DATE: 06/03/2014

Vancouver—After a decade of declining wages, BC community social service workers ratified a new five-year collective agreement that provides them with total wage increases of up to 11.5 percent.

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Closed Tendering Fight between the Region of Waterloo and Carpenters Union Continues Today

DATE: 05/03/2014

Waterloo, ON—The Region of Waterloo and the Carpenters Union will be at the Ontario Labour Relations Board again today fighting over the application to certify two workers at the municipality and who will be able to bid on large construction projects in the future.

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CLAC Advocates Changes for Homecare PSWs

DATE: 26/02/2014

Toronto—CLAC met with senior government staff last week to call for major changes to address challenges faced by PSWs in the homecare field.

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Canada Catering Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 24/02/2014

Meaford, ON—Employees of Canada Catering Company Ltd voted unanimously in favour to accept a renewed collective agreement last Friday afternoon.

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Hudak Listens to Ontarians—Right to Work Is the Wrong Choice

DATE: 21/02/2014

Toronto—CLAC applauds the decision by Tim Hudak to walk away from the anti-union agenda that would have taken Ontario backward. Hudak made the announcement at a speech to the Toronto Board of Trade this morning, telling the crowd that he would not be including controversial policies such as right to work and scrapping the Rand formula in his election platform.

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PCL Road Building Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 21/02/2014

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by PCL Builders Inc. – Road Building division voted 75 percent in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Recycling Facility Employees Unanimously Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 20/02/2014

Edmonton—Local 56 members employed by GEEP Alberta Inc., located in Sherwood Park, unanimously voted in favour of their first collective agreement.

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Pension, Wage Increases for Willbros Construction Services Employees

DATE: 19/02/2014

Fort McMurray—Over 250 Local 63 members employed by Willbros Construction Services (Canada) L.P. recently ratified a new two-and-a-half-year collective agreement.

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NAC Constructors Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 18/02/2014

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by NAC Constructors Ltd. ratified a new collective agreement that provides them with wage increases over the two-year term.

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CLAC Welcomes the Employees of Three New Save-On-Foods Stores in Alberta

DATE: 14/02/2014

Calgary—On February 13, Sobeys Inc. announced that it will sell three locations in Alberta to Save-On-Foods.

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Wage, RSP Gains for JV Driver Steel Shop Employees

DATE: 07/02/2014

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by JV Driver Steel Shop in Nisku ratified a new collective agreement providing them with wage and RSP contribution increases.

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New Contract for JMR Electric Employees

DATE: 05/02/2014

Exeter, ON—The 300 skilled tradespersons and apprentices employed by Exeter-based JMR Electric Ltd. voted over 80 percent in favour to accept terms for the renewal of their collective agreement.

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Cornerstone Industrial Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 04/02/2014

Edmonton – Local 63 members employed by Cornerstone Industrial Ltd. recently ratified a two-year collective agreement.

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Clarence-Rockland Volunteer Firefighters Join CLAC

DATE: 23/01/2014

Clarence-Rockland, ON—Last night, volunteer firefighters employed by the City of Clarence-Rockland voted 83 percent in favour of joining Eastern Ontario Volunteer Firefighters Association, Local 920.

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Southcoast Millwork Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 21/01/2014

Langley, BC—Local 44 members employed by Southcoast Millwork in Maple Ridge, BC, ratified a new three-year collective agreement that provides them with wage increases and improvements to health benefits.

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C.E.C. Mechanical Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 17/01/2014

Aurora, ON—Local 52 members employed by C.E.C. Mechanical voted unanimously in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Ledcor Construction Employees Ratify New Contract with Strong Majority

DATE: 16/01/2014

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by Ledcor Construction Limited, a commercial construction division of Ledcor, voted 91 percent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement yesterday.

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Significant Increases for Pioneer Truck Lines Employees

DATE: 16/01/2014

Edmonton—Local 56 members employed by Pioneer Truck Lines Ltd. in Edmonton ratified a new 18-month collective agreement.

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First Contract for Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters

DATE: 15/01/2014

Sudbury, ON—The City of Greater Sudbury’s volunteer firefighters have achieved a first collective agreement.

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Hanover Custodian Employees Give Union Strike Mandate

DATE: 14/01/2014

 Winnipeg—Custodial employees working at the Hanover School Division (HSD) in Manitoba voted this past Saturday in favour of taking strike action. The vote came after the employer rejected an offer by the union in October 2013 to submit the contract dispute to binding arbitration.

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CLAC Calls on Ontario Government to Invest in Infrastructure and Seniors

DATE: 13/01/2014

KITCHENER, ON—CLAC calls on the provincial government to support seniors and infrastructure by making a number of changes to labour laws, investments in training, and seniors’ care requirements. CLAC delivered the message to the Standing Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs during its pre-budget consultation, held in Kitchener on Friday.

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Masse Electricians Choose CLAC, Ratify First Contract

DATE: 03/01/2014

Windsor, ON—Electricians and apprentices employed by Tecumseh-based Masse Contracting Group voted unanimously in favour to accept terms for their first collective agreement.

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Charlotte Villa Retirement Residence Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 24/12/2013

Brantford, ON—Members of Grand River Valley Health Care Employees Union, Local 305, employed by Revera Retirement operating at Charlotte Villa Retirement Residence ratified a multiyear collective agreement.

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Ledcor Utility Infrastructure Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 23/12/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—CLAC members employed by Ledcor Utility Infrastructure Inc. recently ratified a 32-month renewal of their collective agreement.

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Volunteer Firefighter Association Strikes Tentative First Collective Agreement with Sudbury

DATE: 20/12/2013

SUDBURY, ON—The association representing Sudbury’s 300 volunteer firefighters recently struck a tentative first collective agreement with the city’s negotiating team.

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Chartrand's Your Independent Grocer Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 19/12/2013

Alexandria, ON—Employees of Chartrand’s Your Independent Grocer in Alexandria have voted in favour of a five-year renewal collective agreement.

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Employees of Lakeview Retirement Centre Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 18/12/2013

Stoney Creek, ON—Members of Niagara Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 302, employed by Lakeview Retirement Centre recently ratified a multiyear renewal collective agreement.

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A Day to Recognize First Responders

DATE: 17/12/2013

On December 10, the Ontario Legislature proclaimed May 1st as First Responders Day. The bill, introduced by Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees, received support from all three parties.

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MBM Electrical Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 11/12/2013

Ottawa—CLAC members employed by MBM Electrical Services unanimously ratified a three-year renewal of their collective agreement.

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Employees of Maples Home for Seniors Ratify Agreement

DATE: 10/12/2013

Tavistock, ON—Members of Southwestern Ontario Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 303, employed by Maples Home for Seniors recently ratified a three-year renewal collective agreement.

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Strong Support for First Contract at Entrust

DATE: 09/12/2013

Edmonton—Local 301 members employed by Entrust Adult Inc. voted 92 percent in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement.

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Vulnerable Worker Protections Welcome

DATE: 06/12/2013

TORONTO—CLAC welcomes changes to protect vulnerable workers introduced recently in the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act. The amendments being proposed correct longstanding issues and address concerns that have recently arisen due to the changing nature of work in today’s economy.

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Significant Gains for Hardy Terrace Employees

DATE: 02/12/2013

Brantford, ON—Members of Grand River Valley Health Care Employees Union, Local 305, employed by Hardy Terrace Long Term Care Home ratified a three-year renewal collective agreement.

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Disaster Relief

DATE: 22/11/2013

 The Philippines is desperate for help after Typhoon Haiyan levelled communities, destroyed infrastructure, and left millions of people without food, water, shelter, and security.
 

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Dezota Construction Employees Join CLAC, Ratify First Contract

DATE: 22/11/2013

Calgary, AB—Employees of Dezota Construction Inc. recently ratified their first collective agreement.

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Johnson Electric Employees Choose CLAC

DATE: 21/11/2013

London, ON—Electricians and apprentices employed by Johnson Electric of London voted unanimously in favour of accepting terms for a first collective agreement.

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Topline Electric Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 20/11/2013

Sault Ste. Marie, ON—Employees of Topline Electric, based in Sault Ste. Marie, have voted ninety-three percent in favour of a new collective agreement.

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New Contract For Kent Erie Glass Workers

DATE: 18/11/2013

Chatham, ON – Employees at Kent Erie Glass in Chatham voted unanimously to accept a renewed collective agreement negotiated by Construction Workers Local 53, affiliated with CLAC.

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New Contract Awarded Through Arbitration

DATE: 04/11/2013

Owen Sound, Ontario—Employees at Georgian Heights Long Term Care in Owen Sound, and Country Lane Long Term Care in Chatsworth, have received their new contract through arbitration. 

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Pine Grove Employees Secure New Contract

DATE: 31/10/2013

Woodbridge, ON—Employees of Pine Grove Lodge in Woodbridge voted in a favour of a new three-year collective agreement this week, which provides for two years of lump sum payments and a wage opener in the third year.

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Increases for Tribury Construction Employees

DATE: 23/10/2013

Sudbury, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 employed by Tribury Construction (1995) Inc. voted unanimously in favour of a first collective agreement.

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Saugeen Valley Employees Ratify New Collective Agreement

DATE: 22/10/2013

Cambridge, ON—Employees of Saugeen Valley Nursing Center in Mount Forest recently ratified a new collective agreement providing two years of lump sum payments, a wage opener in the third year, and an increase to the percentage paid for sick days.

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New Contract for EPG Electrical Workers

DATE: 17/10/2013

Windsor—Electricians and apprentices employed by Windsor-based EPG Electric and Solar voted unanimously in favour of accepting their first collective agreement.

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CMG Employees Ratify Collective Agreement

DATE: 04/10/2013

Cornwall, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 employed by CMG Innovation Co. Ltd. voted with a strong majority in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Outcome on Bill 73 Disappoints PCA and CLAC

DATE: 02/10/2013

Toronto—Liberal and NDP Members of the Ontario Legislature put fairness and the public's interest aside when they voted against Bill 73, the Fair and Open Tendering Act.

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Clarion Nursing Home Staff Secure Wage Increases

DATE: 01/10/2013

Grimsby, ON—Members of Niagara Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 302, employed by Clarion Nursing Home in Stoney Creek voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new four-year agreement.

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Basilian Employees in Three Additional Trades Join CLAC

DATE: 17/09/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Labourers, millwrights, and structural ironworkers employed by Basilian Industrial Services Ltd. recently joined Construction Workers Union, Local 63.

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Increases for Ledcor RMC Services Employees

DATE: 16/09/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by Ledcor RMC Services Ltd. ratified a collective agreement renewal, with eighty-nine percent voting in favour of the new contract.

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City Cabs Employees Ratify Agreement, Avoid Strike

DATE: 13/09/2013

Cambridge, ON—Cab dispatchers employed by City Cabs unanimously ratified a renewal collective agreement recently, avoiding possible strike action.

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Waterloo and Niagara Regions Endorse Fair and Open Tendering

DATE: 12/09/2013

The Region of Waterloo’s Administration and Finance Committee and the Region of Niagara Corporate Services Committee have both passed motions endorsing fair and open tendering of all municipal infrastructure projects.

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Minex Contractors Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 06/09/2013

Fort St. John, BC—Employees of Minex Contractors Ltd. have voted unanimously in favour of a three-year collective agreement.

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CLAC Prairies Director Appointed to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board

DATE: 05/09/2013

Saskatoon—CLAC is pleased to announce that Dennis Perrin, CLAC Prairies director, has been appointed as a panellist on the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB).
 

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City of Kitchener Endorses Fair and Open Tendering Act

DATE: 27/08/2013

TORONTOThe City of Kitchener has passed a motion endorsing an Ontario private members bill that would ensure fair and open tendering of all municipal infrastructure projects.

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Liftsafe Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 21/08/2013

Cambridge, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 53, employed by Liftsafe Engineering & Service Group Inc. have voted in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Matcon Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 19/08/2013

Langley, BC—Members of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, employed by Matcon Civil Constructors Inc. have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Flint Specialty Services Ltd. Employees Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 08/08/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of Flint Specialty Services Ltd. have unanimously ratified their first collective agreement.

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Merletti Employees Ratify Renewed Contract

DATE: 07/08/2013

North Vancouver, BC—Employees of Merletti Construction Ltd., affiliated with General and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 67, ratified a three-year collective agreement.
 

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Clark Freightways Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 06/08/2013

Langley, BC—Employees of Clark Freightways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

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Strong Gains for Cynergy Mechanical Employees

DATE: 02/08/2013

Etobicoke, ON—Employees of Cynergy Mechanical Ltd, a full-service commercial and industrial HVAC/R and plumbing services company in the Toronto area, recently ratified a three-year collective agreement negotiated by Construction Workers Local 52.

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First Source Electric Ltd. Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 31/07/2013

Mississauga, ON—Employees of First Source Electric Ltd., based in Concord, recently ratified their collective agreement.

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CLAC Congratulates Building Communities Together Winners

DATE: 30/07/2013

Mississauga, ON—Congratulations to all the winners of the June 2013 Building Communities Together (BCT) draw and the members who nominated them!

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Beckett Electrical Employees Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 26/07/2013

Mississauga, ON—Employees of Beckett Electrical Inc. have recently ratified their first collective agreement. The workers are members of Construction Workers Local 52, affiliated with CLAC.

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Ledcor Industrial Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 16/07/2013

Edmonton—Employees of Ledcor Industrial Limited have ratified a new collective agreement.

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Garden Valley School Division Administrative Assistants Ratify Contract

DATE: 15/07/2013

Winnipeg—School administrative assistants employed by Garden Valley School Division in Winkler, Manitoba, unanimously ratified a renewed two-year collective agreement.

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Glenile Services Electricians Join CLAC

DATE: 12/07/2013

Cambridge, ON—Electricians from Glenile Services have left the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to join CLAC.

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School Board Calls for Fair and Open Tendering

DATE: 11/07/2013

Windsor, ON—The Greater Essex County District School Board passed a resolution calling on the provincial government to address the inequity in the Labour Relations Act that restricts which construction companies it can tender work out to.

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CLAC Reaches out to Members in Calgary Affected by Flooding

DATE: 04/07/2013

Calgary—CLAC extends its sympathies and prayers to all those affected by the flooding across southern Alberta. Many people have been affected, some worse than others. Help is available.

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D. Grant Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 04/07/2013

Cambridge, ON—Employees of D. Grant Construction Limited have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Employees of GEEP Alberta Inc. Join CLAC

DATE: 03/07/2013

Edmonton—Sixty employees at the Edmonton-based plant of GEEP Alberta Inc. recently joined the Pre-Board Screeners, Logistics, Manufacturing and Allied Trades Union, Local 56, affiliated with CLAC, after an intensive two-week organizing campaign.

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New Contract for Bird Construction Employees in Alberta

DATE: 02/07/2013

Calgary—Members of Construction Workers Union Local 63 employed by Bird Construction voted ninety-two percent in favour of a two-year collective agreement.

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Percon Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 28/06/2013

Toronto, ON—Employees of Percon Construction have voted unanimously in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Nason Contracting Employees Vote for New Agreement

DATE: 27/06/2013

Edmonton—Employees of Nason Contracting Group Ltd. voted ninety-one percent in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement.

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Members at Heidehof Ratify Contract

DATE: 26/06/2013

Grimsby, ON—Members of Niagara Healthcare and Service Workers Union, Local 302, employed by Heidehof Long Term Care Home in St. Catharines ratified a three-year collective agreement.

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Stratford Calls for Changes to the Labour Relations Act

DATE: 24/06/2013

Toronto—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) applaud the city of Stratford for standing up for fair and open construction tendering. 

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

DATE: 21/06/2013

Today is the seventeenth annual National Aboriginal Day. Today we honour the contributions that Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples have made to this great nation and celebrate their culture and history.
 

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Northwest Waste Systems Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 20/06/2013

Langley, BC—Employees of Northwest Waste Systems voted in favour of a new three-year contract renewal.

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Mayors and Regional Chairs Join the Fight Against Construction Monopolies

DATE: 14/06/2013

Mayors and regional chairs of several of Ontario’s largest municipal governments are calling on the Liberal government to close the loophole in the Labour Relations Act that allows unions to create costly construction monopolies in municipalities.

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Citadel Care Centre Employees Vote in Favour of New Contract

DATE: 14/06/2013

Edmonton—Local 301 members employed by Citadel Care Centre, a long term care facility in St. Alberta, Alberta, ratified a new collective agreement.

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Maple Reinders Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 13/06/2013

Kelowna, BC—Members of Local 68 employed by Maple Reinders recently ratified a new three-year agreement.

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Tamarack Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 12/06/2013

Ottawa—Employees of Tamarack Developments in Ottawa and Kingston have voted unanimously in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement.

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Link Scaffold Services Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 11/06/2013

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Link Scaffold Services voted strongly in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement.


 

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Working Together to Avoid the Skills Shortage

DATE: 10/06/2013

Edmonton—The recent Toronto Star article “How Canada can avoid the skills shortage” points out that Canada is failing to properly train its young people, to the detriment of its own future. Industry leaders, government, labour, and educators must work together to solve the impending skills shortage.

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NAC Employees Vote in Favour of New Contract

DATE: 07/06/2013

Morriston, Ontario—Construction Workers Local 52 members employed by North America Construction (NAC) voted almost 70 percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides total package increases of between 7.5 and 10 percent.

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Strathcona Mechanical Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 31/05/2013

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by Strathcona Mechanical in southern Alberta unanimously ratified a two-year collective agreement.

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Pyramid Corporation Employees in Western Canada Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 30/05/2013

Edmonton—Employees of Pyramid Corporation in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan voted strongly in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

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Chartrand's Your Independent Grocer Employees Choose CLAC

DATE: 27/05/2013

Ottawa—Employees at the Alexandria, Ontario Chartrand’s Your Independent Grocer have chosen to become represented by CLAC.

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Bandstra Transportation Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 22/05/2013

Kelowna, BC—Employees of Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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JVD Installations Inc. Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 21/05/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of JVD Installations Inc. (Maintenance) have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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CLAC Supports Proposed Legislation to End Construction Labour Monopolies

DATE: 16/05/2013

Toronto—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) were in Toronto today to support the introduction of a private member’s bill to stop closed tendering of construction projects in municipalities and school boards in Ontario. 
 

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Continental Group Electrical Motor Services Ltd. Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 13/05/2013

Edmonton—Employees of Continental Group Electrical Motor Services Ltd. have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Employees of FDS Prime Energy Services Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 08/05/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of FDS Prime Energy Services, a single-source scaffolding company, have voted ninety-three percent in favour of their first collective agreement.

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Pre-Eng Contracting Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 07/05/2013

Concord, ON—Employees of Pre-Eng Contracting Limited have voted unanimously in favour of their first collective agreement.

 

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Ledcor Site Services Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 06/05/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of Ledcor Site Services Limited – Mining have ratified a new collective agreement.

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Ontario Budget Misses the Mark on Public-Sector Wage Freezes

DATE: 03/05/2013

Mississauga, ON—Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals have missed the mark on the budget tabled yesterday in their efforts to contain costs through continued public-sector wage restraint.

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Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 29/04/2013

Langley—Employees of Peter Kiewit Infrastructure voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement.

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The Devastating Impact of Workplace Accidents

DATE: 26/04/2013

Mississauga, ON—Sunday, April 28, marks the International Day of Mourning, a day when we commemorate those workers and their families who have been affected by workplace tragedy—and strive to work together to ensure we all go home safely at the end of the day.

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Coronet Electric Employees Unanimously Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 25/04/2013

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Coronet Electric Inc. voted unanimously in favour of a renewed two-year collective agreement.
 

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CLAC Enters the Battle against a Labour Monopoly in Waterloo

DATE: 24/04/2013

Cambridge, ON—CLAC has applied to formally join the fight against a labour monopoly in the Region of Waterloo.

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Base Wage Increases for Saipem Construction Employees

DATE: 17/04/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Local 63 members employed by Saipem Construction have voted ninety-three percent in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Employees of FDS Prime Energy Services Join CLAC

DATE: 16/04/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of FDS Prime Energy Services, a single-source scaffolding company, recently voted in favour of joining Construction Workers Union, Local 63.

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Golderado Contracting Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 15/04/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of Golderado Contracting have ratified a new collective agreement in a vote on April 5, 2013.

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Wage, Benefit Improvements for Coldstream Meadows Employees

DATE: 10/04/2013

Kelowna, BC—Members of Service, Health, and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 501, employed by Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community recently ratified a collective agreement providing them with wage increases in each year of the three-year term.

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DCT Chambers Truckers Ratify New Contract

DATE: 09/04/2013

Kelowna, BC—Employees of DCT Chambers Trucking Ltd. recently ratified a collective agreement providing them with wage and RSP contribution increases totalling over five percent.

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Wage Increases for CLAC Members at Highland Valley Mill Optimization Project

DATE: 08/04/2013

Kelowna, BC—Following a wage review, members of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, employed by JVD Installations Inc. at the Highland Valley Copper Mine received a three percent wage increase to all classifications effective March 3, 2013

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Entrust Employees Join CLAC

DATE: 05/04/2013

Edmonton—Nearly 140 community support workers employed by Entrust Adult Inc. and Entrust Corp. recently joined  Health Care and Service Employees’ Union, Local 301.

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CLAC Responds to Federal Budget

DATE: 21/03/2013

Ottawa—CLAC is supportive of the federal government's plans to address skills training, provide further infrastructure funding, and recruit under-represented populations such as First Nations, disabled workers, and youth into the workforce.

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Wage Increases, New Benefit Plan for Maple Reinders Employees

DATE: 13/03/2013

Calgary—Members of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, employed by Maple Reinders Inc. working in commercial and civil construction in Calgary and Edmonton have voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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Lake of the Woods Ski Patrol Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 11/03/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—Lake of the Woods ski patrol in Kenora, Ontario, received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Shalom Manor Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 06/03/2013

Grimsby, ON—Employees of Shalom Manor working in the long term care service unit have voted ninety-seven percent in favour of a new three-year contract.

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Poirier Electric Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 05/03/2013

Windsor, ON—Construction Workers Local 53 members at Windsor-based Poirier Electric have voted to accept the terms of a three-year contract with an approval of ninety-three percent.

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First Students Graduate from CLAC's Aboriginal Initiatives Program

DATE: 04/03/2013

Edmonton−Twelve students who were the first to graduate from CLAC’s Aboriginal Initiatives Program celebrated their achievement at an event held at Goodfish Lake, AB, approximately two hours north of Edmonton, on Friday, March 1.

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Park Lane Terrace Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 01/03/2013

Grimsby, ON—Employees of Park Lane Terrace in Paris, Ontario, voted overwhelmingly in favour of a two-year renewal collective agreement providing improved scheduling language and an additional wage grid adjustment for most classifications.

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IMAP Services Ltd. Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 28/02/2013

Edmonton—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by IMAP Services Ltd. have voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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CLAC and PCA Call on All Political Parties to End Labour Monopolies

DATE: 27/02/2013

Toronto—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) are calling on all political parties to work together to pass legislation that would end construction labour monopolies.

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CLAC Supports High School to Hard Hats Program

DATE: 27/02/2013

Edmonton—CLAC has partnered with the Edmonton Catholic School Board and the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) for a unique High School to Hard Hats program (HS2HH).

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Acreman Elementary Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 27/02/2013

Edmonton—Acreman Elementary School in Green Harbour, Newfoundland, received a $1,000 donation toward a new playground from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Substantial Increases for Precision Concrete Employees

DATE: 26/02/2013

Wardsville, ON—Construction Workers Local 53 members employed by Precision Concrete voted unanimously to accept the terms of a three-year settlement providing substantial increases to their wages and benefits.

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Sylvan Lake Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 22/02/2013

Calgary—Employees of Sylvan Lake Lodge have voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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Walk-A-Thon for Kids with Cancer Society Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 21/02/2013

Vancouver—The Walk-A-Thon for Kids with Cancer Society received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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The High Costs of Construction Monopolies

DATE: 21/02/2013

CAMBRIDGE ON—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) are raising alarms over the data released by a major Canadian think tank today that estimates a construction monopoly in Waterloo could increase project costs by $78 million annually.
 

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CLAC Supports Training Savings Grant in BC Budget

DATE: 20/02/2013

Victoria—CLAC supports the BC government’s proposal to give every BC child a $1,200 grant for their Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) when they turn six years old to fund training or post-secondary education.

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Associated Grocers’ Drivers Ratify Contract

DATE: 19/02/2013

Calgary—Drivers employed by Associated Grocers in Calgary recently ratified a three-year collective agreement providing total wage increases of 6.5 percent over the term.

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Nanaimo Food Bank Gets Help from CLAC

DATE: 19/02/2013

Edmonton—The Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank in Nanaimo, BC, received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Good Mechanical Workers Ratify New Contract

DATE: 18/02/2013

Ottawa—Employees of Good Mechanical Contractors voted seventy-eight percent in favour of a new four-year collective agreement.

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Senior Housing Society Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 18/02/2013

Fort McMurray, AB—The Senior Housing Society in Sicamous, BC, received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Lacombe Lodge and Eckville Manor Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 15/02/2013

Calgary—Employees of Lacombe Senior Citizens’ Lodge and Eckville Manor House voted in favour of a new three-year contract providing a wage increase of 2.5 percent retroactive to January 1, 2013.

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Supporting People in Crisis

DATE: 15/02/2013

Saskatoon—Muskoka-Parry Sound Community Mental Health Service (MPSCMHS) received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Electricians Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 15/02/2013

Barrie, ON—Employees of Wallwin Electrical Services Inc. voted eighty-five percent in favour to ratify their first collective agreement negotiated by Construction Workers Local 52.

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Kinsmen Club Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 14/02/2013

Calgary—The Kinsmen Club of Drumheller, Alberta, received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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CLAC Fights for Open Access to Tendering in Waterloo Region

DATE: 14/02/2013

CAMBRIDGE, ON—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) are calling on the Region of Waterloo to remain open for business and fight a threat that would limit who can bid on local work.

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Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters Join CLAC

DATE: 13/02/2013

Sudbury ON—Sudbury’s volunteer firefighters have voted to join CLAC.

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Mills Community Support Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 12/02/2013

Ottawa—Mills Community Support received a $2,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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North Lancaster Fire Service Association Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 11/02/2013

Ottawa—The North Lancaster Fire Service Association received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Tradespersons Tax Savings

DATE: 08/02/2013

Employed Tradespersons may be able to deduct up to $500 of the cost of eligible tools bought in 2012 to earn employment income as a tradesperson or as an eligible apprentice mechanic. This cost includes any GST, provincial sales tax, or HST paid. Lists of eligible tools and an informative video are available on the Canadian Revenue Agency’s website.

For more information, please visit www.cra.gc.ca/trades.

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Renewed Contract for Lariviere Electricians

DATE: 07/02/2013

Windsor, ON—Electricians employed by Lariviere Electric voted unanimously to accept the terms of a new three-year agreement.

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Haldimand Hospital Employees Join CLAC

DATE: 05/02/2013

Grimsby, ON—Nearly 100 service and paramedical workers employed by Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville voted to join Grand River Valley Health Care Employees Union, Local 305.

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Theatre Company Expresses Gratitude for CLAC’s Help

DATE: 29/01/2013

Langley, BC—The Betty Huff Theatre Company (BHTC) received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Helping to Keep Families Together When They Need it Most

DATE: 28/01/2013

Langley, BC—YANA (You Are Not Alone) received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Lethbridge Twinning Society Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 25/01/2013

Calgary—The Lethbridge Twinning Society received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Film Festival Shines Light on Justice

DATE: 24/01/2013

Calgary—The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival received a $2,500 donation from CLAC as a part of its Building Communities Together program.

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New Park Coming to Port Hawkesbury, with Help from CLAC

DATE: 23/01/2013

Edmonton—Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, received a $1,500 donation toward a new park from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Strong Support by Diamond Miners for New Contract

DATE: 22/01/2013

Edmonton—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by Procon Mining Inc. working at the Ekati Diamond Mine near Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, ratified a seven-year contract with the company.

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Coleman Community Society Receives Help to Maintain Historic Park

DATE: 22/01/2013

Calgary—Coleman Community Society received a $2,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Birnam Employees Ratify First Contract

DATE: 21/01/2013

Forest, ON—Construction Workers Local 53 members employed by Birnam Excavating showed good support for their first collective agreement, with eighty percent voting in favour of ratifying the contract.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Society Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 18/01/2013

Edmonton—The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Bunker Youth Ministry Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 16/01/2013

Winkler, MB—Bunker Youth Ministry received a $2,500 donation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Paris Community Pool Receives Donation From CLAC

DATE: 15/01/2013

Paris, ON—The Paris Community Pool received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Building Communities One Meal at a Time

DATE: 14/01/2013

Niagara Falls, ON—Niagara Falls Community Outreach Kitchen received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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MHMA Atom Select Blues Team Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 11/01/2013

Grimsby, ON—The Mount Hamilton Minor Hockey Association Atom Select Blues team received a $1,000 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Help a Child Smile Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 09/01/2013

Grimsby, ON—Help a Child Smile (HACS) received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Metro Community Receives Donation from CLAC

DATE: 08/01/2013

Kelowna, BC—Metro Community received a $2,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

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Empire Roofing Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 07/01/2013

Windsor ON—Local 53 members employed by Empire Roofing Corporation have ratified a collective agreement that will provide monetary increases of approximately nine percent over the next four years. The contract includes wage and allowance increases, improved travel pay and vacation, and probationary provisions.

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Wage Increases, Job Security for Library Technicians

DATE: 27/12/2012

Winnipeg—Library technicians employed by the Garden Valley School Division have ratified a new collective agreement, which includes improvements to job security and sick and compassionate leave and competitive wage increases in each year.

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Garden Valley Educational Assistants Ratify Agreement

DATE: 24/12/2012

Winnipeg—Educational assistants, members of Education, Service, and Health Care Union, Local 306, employed by the Garden Valley School Division have ratified their third collective agreement.

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Wage Increases for Fellowship Towers Employees

DATE: 21/12/2012

Mississauga, ON—Members of Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, employed by Fellowship Towers in Toronto, overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement providing wage increases of six percent over the three-year term, along with a special wage adjustment of a further three percent for the RPN and RN classifications.

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Wage, Pension Increases for Ledcor Site Services Employees

DATE: 19/12/2012

Fort McMurray, AB—Construction Workers Union, Local 63, members employed by Ledcor Site Services Ltd. – Road Building and Heavy Construction ratified a new collective agreement, with ninety percent voting in favour of the settlement.

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Basilian Industrial Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 18/12/2012

Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of Basilian Industrial Services Ltd. recently ratified a new collective agreement by an overwhelming majority, with ninety-seven percent voting in favour.

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Lomak Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 17/12/2012

Langley, BC—Members of Transport, Marine, Warehousing, and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 66, employed by Lomak Bulk Carriers ratified a new 2-year agreement which provides wage increases of  between 3.75 percent and 6 percent, depending on location.

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Indian River Employees Join CLAC

DATE: 14/12/2012

Langley, BC—Eighty drivers employed by Indian River Transport Ltd. recently joined Transport, Marine, Warehousing, and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 66.

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Mortlock Construction Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 12/12/2012

Peterborough, ON—Employees of Mortlock Construction voted unanimously in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides total package increases of 6 percent over the 36-month term.

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Wage, Benefit Gains for PCL Employees

DATE: 11/12/2012

Langley, BC—Local 68 members employed by PCL Constructors recently ratified a new collective agreement providing wage increases of 3.5 percent over the first 2 years.

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Liberty Place Employees Unanimously Ratify Agreement

DATE: 10/12/2012

Mississauga, ON—Employees of Liberty Place Retirement Residence in Toronto recently voted unanimously in favour of a new agreement providing wage increases of seven percent over the term as well as significant benefit improvements including new dental coverage, uniform allowance, and float days for part-time employees.

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Three BC Residents Win CLAC Scholarships

DATE: 07/12/2012

Langley, BC—Vanessa Becker, Robert Sroka, and Jenn Zdril have each won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship.

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First Agreement for RDM Employees

DATE: 26/11/2012

Langley, BC—Members of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, working for RDM Trucking and Excavating recently ratified a first collective agreement.

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CLAC Calls on Ottawa to Take Control of Bill C-377

DATE: 19/11/2012

Mississauga, ON—CLAC today called on the federal government to take control of Bill C-377 by asking the sponsoring Member of Parliament to withdraw the bill and having it redrafted after review by privacy and constitutional law experts.

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Westward Electric Employees Join CLAC, Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 16/11/2012

Fort McMurray, AB—The Alberta Labour Relations Board recently certified Construction Workers Union, Local 63, as the union representing employees of Westward Electric Services.

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Maple Reinders Employees Join CLAC

DATE: 09/11/2012

Edmonton—Plumbers, carpenters, and labourers employed by Maple Reinders in Alberta recently voted in favour of joining Construction Workers Union, Local 63.
 

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Ledcor Coatings & Insulation Employees Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 01/11/2012

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Ledcor Coatings & Insulation Ltd. unanimously ratified their first collective agreement.

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Royal Ready Construction Agreement Paves the Way for Next Three Years

DATE: 29/10/2012

Mississauga, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 working for Royal Ready Construction Limited recently ratified a new collective agreement.

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Westpro Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 26/10/2012

Calgary—Employees of Westpro Infrastructure Ltd. recently voted unanimously in favour of their first collective agreement, which provides industry competitive wages, retirement provisions, health and welfare benefits as well as training and apprenticeship funding provisions.

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Master Agreement for Five Retirement Facilities Ratified

DATE: 25/10/2012

Cambridge, ON—CLAC members employed by five retirement facilities owned by Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT recently voted in favour of a new agreement providing wage increases of six percent over the term and pension plan increases ranging from 0.5 percent to 1 percent.

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CLAC Calls for Safe, Constructive Solutions to BC's Mining Labour Needs

DATE: 23/10/2012

Fort St. John, BC—As a participant in BC’s mining sector, CLAC is deeply concerned about the BC government’s recent statements about the lack of skilled mining workers and the need for Chinese workers to mine coal in the northeast part of the province.

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Brand Energy Solutions (Canada) Ltd. Employees Ratify Collective Agreement

DATE: 10/10/2012

Calgary, AB—Employees of Brand Energy Solutions recently voted in favour of a new collective agreement that includes a wage increase of 5.25 percent over 18 months.

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Can-Am Pipe Works Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 08/10/2012

Woodbridge, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 employed by Can-Am Pipe Works Ltd. recently voted unanimously in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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OEM Remanufacturing Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 05/10/2012

Edmonton—Local 56 members employed by OEM Remanufacturing voted eighty percent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

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Clark Reefer Lines Employees Form New CLAC Local in BC

DATE: 04/10/2012

Coquitlam, BC—On October 1, the BC Labour Relations Board certified the BC Transportation and Warehousing Association, Local 402, as the bargaining agent for the 120 drivers and warehouse personnel employed by Clark Reefer Lines.

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11% Wage Increase for Saipem Construction Employees

DATE: 01/10/2012

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Saipem Construction Canada Inc. voted ninety-three percent in favour of their first collective agreement.

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Exclusionary Project Labour Agreements Violate Workers’ Rights, Says CLAC

DATE: 28/09/2012

Winnipeg—Project labour agreements for large provincially funded construction projects that exclude certain unions and favour unions affiliated with the Building Construction Trades Council violate workers’ rights.

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Pro-V Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 26/09/2012

Edmonton—Local 63 members working in the fabrication facility of Pro-V Manufacturing Inc. voted eighty-five percent in favour of their second collective agreement.

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Looby Members Ratify Lofty New Contract

DATE: 24/09/2012

Dublin, ON—Employees of Looby Construction, who are members of Construction Workers Local 53, have approved a new collective agreement with their employer that provides significant gains for the membership.

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CLAC Opens New Office in Winnipeg

DATE: 21/09/2012

Winnipeg—CLAC held an open house today to officially open its new Winnipeg office.

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Three Manitoba Residents Win CLAC Scholarships

DATE: 19/09/2012

Steinbach, MB—Luke Reimer, Sheldon Hamp, and Holly Dersen-Sobering have each won a $1,500 scholarship from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC).

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King Gardens Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 18/09/2012

Mississauga, ON—Employees of King Gardens Retirement Residence voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement, which will provide them with wage increases totalling six percent over the term of the agreement.

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CLAC Quits ITUC, Joins WOW

DATE: 17/09/2012

Langley, BC—Delegates to the CLAC's National Convention voted to resign immediately from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and join the World Organization of Workers (WOW).

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CLAC Celebrates 60th Anniversary at National Convention and Stewards Conference

DATE: 12/09/2012

Vancouver—Nearly 800 delegates, stewards, staff, and international dignitaries, as well as a number of guests, have gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Vancouver as CLAC begins its three-day National Convention and Stewards Conference.

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Willbros Facilities & Tanks Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 11/09/2012

Calgary—Employees of Willbros Facilities & Tanks voted unanimously in favour of their first collective agreement.

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Notable Gains for Caressant Care Employees

DATE: 10/09/2012

Woodstock, ON—Employees of Caressant Care Rest Home in Woodstock recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposed renewal collective agreement.

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Taylor Wood Wins National Scholarship Award

DATE: 07/09/2012

Medicine Hat, AB—Taylor Wood of Medicine Hat, Alberta, has won a $1,500 scholarship from CLAC.
 

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Amanda Jones Wins Scholarship

DATE: 31/08/2012

Quinte West, ON—Amanda Jones has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship by CLAC as part of its scholarship program, which awards 12 scholarships annually to CLAC members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

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New Agreement for Canonbie Employees

DATE: 28/08/2012

Fort McMurray, AB—Local 63 members employed by Canonbie Contracting Ltd. recently ratified a new collective agreement.

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Greg Camlis Wins National Scholarship Award

DATE: 24/08/2012

Windsor, ON—Greg Camlis has won one of twelve $1,500 scholarships CLAC awards annually.

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Charlotte Villa Employees Vote out CAW, Join CLAC

DATE: 23/08/2012

Brantford, ON—Employees of Charlotte Villa Retirement Residence voted recently to end their relationship with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union and join Grand River Valley Health Care Employees Union, Local 305, affiliated with CLAC.

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Wage Increases for Mercury Venture Employees

DATE: 22/08/2012

Red Water, AB— Local 63 members employed by Mercury Venture Group Inc. unanimously ratified a new collective agreement.

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Hartford Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 20/08/2012

Ottawa—Employees of the Hartford Retirement Residence in Morrisburg, Ontario, recently voted unanimously in favour of accepting a tentative settlement to renew the collective agreement.

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Flint Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 17/08/2012

Fort McMurray, AB— Local 63 members employed by Flint Oilsands Construction Inc. recently ratified a new collective agreement.

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Merit Being Disingenuous and Misleading

DATE: 07/08/2012

CLAC agrees that transparency is good; however, Terrance Oakey’s article in the Calgary Herald (It’s time for unions to be more transparent) wrongly suggests Bill C-377 puts unions on the same reporting level as charities and not-for-profit corporations.

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Qualiglass Glaziers Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 03/08/2012

Edmonton—Glaziers at Qualiglass Industries Ltd. recently ratified a two-year agreement.

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Long-Awaited Wage Increases for Wexford Dietary Employees

DATE: 02/08/2012

Scarborough, ON—Dietary employees of The Wexford Residence Inc. were pleased when they received the details of their renewed collective agreement.

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Garden Valley School Division Bus Drivers Ratify Agreement

DATE: 01/08/2012

Winnipeg—Bus drivers employed by the Garden Valley School Division have ratified their third collective agreement.

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CLAC Speaks Out Against Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Service Cuts

DATE: 27/07/2012

 

Chatham, ON—“Upcoming cuts at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) are disappointing and unnecessary,” says Trish Douma, CLAC’s southwestern Ontario Director.

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Does "Flexible Labour" mean Cheap Labour?

DATE: 27/07/2012

However much I hate to agree with Sid Ryan, he is quite correct in saying that Indiana-style labour laws (as proposed by the Ontario PCs) are not the answer to Ontario's economic woes.

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PCL Builders Employees Ratify Collective Agreement

DATE: 25/07/2012

Edmonton —Local 56 members employed by PCL Builders Inc. voted eighty-six percent in favour of a  renewed thirty-two month collective agreement. 

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CLAC Mourns the Death of Oswaldo Paya

DATE: 23/07/2012

CLAC mourns the death of Cuban human rights activist, Oswaldo Paya.

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Closed Tendering Costs Workers and Taxpayers

DATE: 23/07/2012

Closed tendering is an out-dated policy that benefits vested interests at the expense of Ontario’s workers and taxpayers. CLAC is pleased to see this issue raised in the Daily Commercial News.

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CLAC Congratulates Chief Atleo on Re-Election

DATE: 20/07/2012

CLAC congratulates Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on his re-election as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

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St. Matthew School Receives BCT Award

DATE: 20/07/2012

Stony Plain, AB— St. Matthew Lutheran School received a $2,500 donation from CLAC as part of its Building Communities Together program.

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Gisborne Employees Renew Collective Agreement

DATE: 19/07/2012

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Gisborne Fire Protection Alberta Ltd. voted unanimously in favour of a renewed thirty-two month collective agreement. 


 

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Tentative Settlement Ratified at Alexandria Moulding

DATE: 09/07/2012

Ottawa—On Saturday, CLAC members employed by Moulure Alexandria Moulding Inc. voted seventy percent in favour of accepting a tentative settlement to renew the collective agreement.

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The Pregnancy Centre of Sarnia Receives BCT Donation

DATE: 06/07/2012

Sarnia ON—The Pregnancy Centre, based in Sarnia, Ontario, received a $2,500 donation from CLAC's Building Communities Together program.

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Mitchell Middle School Receives Donation for Playground

DATE: 05/07/2012

Winnipeg—Mitchell Middle School is $2,500 closer to reaching its goal of building a walking path, fitness stations, and playground equipment, thanks to a donation from CLAC as part of its Building Communities Together program.

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No More Mouldy, Broken Tents for Barrie Beaver & Cub Scouts

DATE: 04/07/2012

Barrie, ON—Congratulations to the Barrie Beaver and Cub Scouts, who recently received $2,500 as part of CLAC's Building Communities Together program.
 

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Habitat for Humanity Receives BCT Donation

DATE: 03/07/2012

Chatham, ON—Habitat for Humanity, Chatham-Kent, recently received $1,500 as part of CLAC’s Building Communities Together program.

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PC White Paper Pushes Growth at Workers' Expense

DATE: 29/06/2012

Mississauga, ON—The Progressive Conservative white paper “Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets” has little to commend it says the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC).

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Vilano Employees Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 28/06/2012

Sudbury, ON—Construction Workers Local 52 members employed by Vilano Construction voted unanimously to ratify their first collective agreement.

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Moms on a Mission Win BCT Award

DATE: 27/06/2012

Plum Coulee, MB—Congratulations to Plum Coulee's Moms on a Mission, who received $2,500 from CLAC’s Building Communities Together program.

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Contract Talks Stalled At Alexandria Moulding

DATE: 26/06/2012

Ottawa—CLAC members employed by  Moulure Alexandria Moulding Inc. are waiting to see if they will be locked out on July 9.

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Solid Gains for Shalom Gardens Employees

DATE: 25/06/2012

Grimsby, ON—Members of Niagara Health Care & Service Workers Union, Local 302, employed by Shalom Gardens unanimously ratified a new collective agreement providing wage increases of 5.75 percent over the three-year term.

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Helping At-Risk Youth

DATE: 22/06/2012

Sarnia, ON—CLAC made a $1,500 donation recently to the St. Clair Child and Youth Services of Sarnia as part of its Building Communities Together program.

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Celebrating Canada's Aboriginal Peoples

DATE: 21/06/2012

June 21 marks the sixteenth annual National Aboriginal Day, a day to celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) and the contributions they make to Canada.

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SRS Employees Unanimously Support New Contract

DATE: 14/06/2012

Edmonton, AB—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, working in the fabrication branch of Specialized Rigging Services (SRS), voted unanimously in favour of a new collective agreement.

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New Agreement Will Make a Difference for Sylvan Employees

DATE: 13/06/2012

Richmond, BC—Warehouse workers employed at the Kingswood branch of Sylvan Distribution Ltd. in Richmond unanimously ratified a new five-year collective agreement.

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BCAS Employees Unanimously Ratify Contract

DATE: 12/06/2012

Edmonton, AB—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by BCAS Construction Ltd. unanimously voted in favour of a first collective agreement.

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Upper Canada Glass Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 05/06/2012

Richmond Hill, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52 employed by Upper Canada Glass voted in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Personal Attendant Care Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 01/06/2012

Oshawa, ON—Personal Attendant Care employees voted unanimously in favour of ratifying a renewed collective agreement that provides wage increases in each year of the three-year term.

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EI Changes Need to Put Workers First

DATE: 29/05/2012

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is concerned about amendments to various sections of the Employment Insurance Act as part of Bill C-38 and changes to EI eligibility rules announced recently by Human Resources Minister Diane Finley.

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Retirement, Wage Increases for Triton Employees

DATE: 24/05/2012

Lamont, AB—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by Triton Fabrication voted in favour of a new collective agreement providing two percent increases to the retirement package and a four percent increase to base wage rates.

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Eight Percent Increase for Matcon Employees

DATE: 23/05/2012

Coquitlam, BC—Members of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, employed by Matcon Excavation voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new three-year contract that provides wage increases of eight percent over the term, along with a more generous allowance for safety gear.

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Increases for Westpro Employees

DATE: 22/05/2012

 
Surrey, BC—Members of General and Allied Workers Union, Local 67, employed by Westpro Infrastructure Ltd. ratified a new two-year agreement that will see wages rise close to five percent over the term, along with increases to vacation pay, benefits, and pension.

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Celebrating PSWs

DATE: 19/05/2012

May 19, 2012, marks the third annual personal support worker day in Ontario. It’s a day to remember the important contributions that Ontario’s 90,000 personal support workers (PSWs) make to our communities.

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New Contract for Pro Electric Employees

DATE: 15/05/2012

London, ON—Skilled tradespersons working at London based Pro Electric Inc. voted ninety percent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

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New Agreement for Quinte West Volunteer Firefighters

DATE: 08/05/2012

Quinte West, ON—Mayor John Williams and lead union negotiator Ian DeWaard, CLAC Ontario representative, today announced the signing of a four-year agreement between Quinte West’s volunteer firefighters and the city.

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Real Issues for Airport Taxi Drivers Ignored

DATE: 27/04/2012

Re: "Airport taxi drivers to be offered retraining; Course will prep them for transit jobs" (Edmonton Journal, April 17). We are the union representing 250 airport taxi drivers who are about to lose their jobs because of political interference by the City of Edmonton in a private contract between the Edmonton International Airport and its taxi service provider.

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Midland Volunteer Firefighters Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 26/04/2012

Midland, ON—Midland’s volunteer firefighters voted over 85 percent in favour of ratifying a renewed collective agreement that will provide them with a 7.5 percent wage increase over the three-year term.

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Wage and Retirement Package Increases for Monad Employees

DATE: 25/04/2012

Edmonton—Employees of Monad Industrial Constructors Inc. ratified a collective agreement providing competitive increases to base wage rates that keeps their wages in line with other major industrial contractors.

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Solid Gains for Glamorgan and Mayfair Employees

DATE: 24/04/2012

Calgary—Members of Health Care and Service Employees’ Union, Local 301, employed by two long term care facilities in Calgary ratified new three-year collective agreements.

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New Contract for General Maintenance Services Employees

DATE: 23/04/2012

Sarnia – Construction Workers Local 53 members employed by General Maintenance Services (GMS) voted to accept a recently negotiated collective agreement.

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“Save Bethesda” Fundraising Event

DATE: 19/04/2012

London, ON—The Salvation Army recently issued a challenge to the residents of London and surrounding communities to raise $1.5 million dollars by May 31, 2012, in order to save Bethesda Centre, which provides accommodation, counselling, and support to teenage girls during their pregnancy and after the birth of their babies.

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RNs Pleased with New Contract

DATE: 18/04/2012

Lucknow, ON—Registered nurses employed by Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home finally reached settlement on a renewed collective agreement following a long and drawn out negotiation process.

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Local 63 Member Wins Top Apprentice in Ironworker Trade

DATE: 14/04/2012

Edmonton—Congratulations to Robert Bjornson, who was honoured last night by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board as the 2011 Top Apprentice in the ironworker trade.

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Leacock Employees Renew Collective Agreement

DATE: 11/04/2012

Orillia, ON—Members of Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, employeed by Leacock Care Centre, voted ninety-eight percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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McLean Taylor Employees Show Strong Support for Renewal Agreement

DATE: 09/04/2012

St Marys, ON—Construction Workers Local 53 members employed by McLean Taylor recently approved their first renewal collective agreement, with eighty-eight percent voting in favour at the ratification vote.

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Airport Taxi Drivers Rally to Save Their Jobs

DATE: 05/04/2012

Edmonton—Taxi drivers responsible for picking up passengers at Edmonton International Airport in Leduc launched a public information campaign today to maintain the current efficient, economical, and safe service they are providing.

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Tranquility Place Employees Improve Wages, Preserve Terms

DATE: 04/04/2012

Brantford, ON—A majority of employees at Tranquility Place voted in favour of a new collective agreement providing two percent wage increases in each year of the contract’s three-year term.

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Strong Contract Gains Ratified by Flint Employees

DATE: 03/04/2012

Edmonton—Employees of Flint Fabrication and Modularization voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement that will provide them with an immediate two percent increase to base wage rates along with a one percent increase in employer contributions to the retirement plan.

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King Gardens Employees Leave SEIU, Choose CLAC

DATE: 02/04/2012

Mississauga, ON—Employees of King Gardens Retirement Residence voted ninety-one percent in favour of ending their relationship with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and joining the CLAC.

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CLAC Comments on Federal Budget

DATE: 29/03/2012

Ottawa—CLAC applauds some measures in the 2012 federal budget, specifically those aimed at assisting working Canadians and their families.

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CLAC Raises Ontario Budget Concerns

DATE: 28/03/2012

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is deeply concerned by the Ontario government’s decision to download the bulk of deficit reduction to public sector workers, outlined in yesterday’s provincial budget.

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ATS Taxi Drivers Choose CLAC

DATE: 27/03/2012

Edmonton—Taxi drivers working for Airport Taxi Services (ATS) voted overwhelmingly to leave the Teamsters union and join CLAC Local 56.

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Welcoming Union Competition in Saskatchewan

DATE: 26/03/2012

Saskatoon—Terry Parker’s assertion in the Journal of Commerce that CLAC is an employer-dominated union was explicitly rejected by both the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board and the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench.

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Livingstone Manor Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 23/03/2012

 

Listowel, ON—Members of Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, employed by Livingstone Manor Retirement Residence voted unanimously in favour of a renewed two-year collective agreement.

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New Contract for Daphil Electric Employees

DATE: 22/03/2012

Edmonton—Construction Workers Union, Local 63, members employed by Daphil Electric voted unanimously in favour of a new two-year agreement providing an immediate three percent increase to wages, benefit improvements, and paycheque direct deposit.

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PCL Employees Ratify Industry-Leading Agreement

DATE: 21/03/2012

Edmonton—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by PCL Builders Inc. voted 82 percent in favour of ratifying a renewed 32-month collective agreement providing immediate compensation increases of between 2.6 and 5 percent, with an additional 2.2 percent increase in 2013.

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Mustang Employees Ratify Renewed Agreement

DATE: 20/03/2012

Calgary—Employees of Mustang Freightways Ltd. will receive wage increases totalling twelve percent over four years following ratification of a renewed collective agreement.

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First Agreement Ratified by Pro-V Employees

DATE: 19/03/2012

Edmonton—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed as structural ironworkers, labourers, welders, and pipefitters by Pro-V ratified their first collective agreement.

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Employees’ Patience Pays Off

DATE: 16/03/2012

Owen Sound, Ontario—Patience has finally paid off for the employees of Maple View Nursing home.

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Labour Board Certifies CLAC in Saskatchewan

DATE: 14/03/2012

Saskatoon—Construction workers in Saskatchewan once again have much-needed choice in union representation after CLAC was granted certification by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board to represent the employees of five construction companies operating in the province.

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Mirtren Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 06/03/2012

Trenton, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 52, employed by Mirtren Contractors Limited, voted in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Strong Support for Renewed Contract

DATE: 02/03/2012

Coldwater, ON—CLAC members employed by Lafarge-Coldwater voted ninety percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides total package increases of six to nine percent over the contract’s life.

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Dr. Paul Wilson Joins CLAC as Research and Education Director

DATE: 01/03/2012

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is pleased to announce Dr. Paul Wilson as the union’s new research and education director.

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Aggregate Employees Ratify New Collective Agreement

DATE: 27/02/2012

Brechin, ON—CLAC members employed by Lafarge-Brechin voted seventy-nine percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides total package increases of up to seven percent over the contract’s life.

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Jasper Employees in Manitoba Ratify First Contract

DATE: 24/02/2012

 

Winnipeg—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 152, employed by Jasper Constructors Ltd. in Manitoba have ratified their first collective agreement.

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CLAC Concerned about Drummond Report’s Training Recommendations

DATE: 23/02/2012

Mississauga, ON—CLAC supports the Drummond Report’s recommendation to increase the role of union training centres to take on more responsibilities for Ontario apprenticeships but questions an increased role for the College of Trades.

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CLAC Supports Extension of Training Tax Credits in BC Budget

DATE: 22/02/2012

Victoria—CLAC is pleased that the government will extend the apprenticeship training tax credit program for an additional three years to encourage employers and apprentices to participate and complete apprenticeship programs in BC.

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Kiewit Energy Fabricators Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 22/02/2012

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Kiewit Energy Fabricators Co. recently voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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Drummond Report Potentially Burdens Low-Wage Earners

DATE: 16/02/2012

Mississauga, ON—The comprehensive report released yesterday by the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, chaired by Don Drummond, thoroughly details many ways the province can reduce expenditures, but its recommendation of a zero wage budget for all public employees has the potential to unfairly burden low-wage earners.

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New Contract for Barrett Mechanical Employees

DATE: 14/02/2012

London, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 53 working in the sheet metal division of Barrett Mechanical have accepted terms for a first collective agreement.

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Strong Backing for New Contract at Aurora Resthaven

DATE: 10/02/2012

Aurora, ON—Employees of Aurora Resthaven Long Term Care Residence voted ninety-five percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which will provide them with wage increases totaling four percent over the term of the agreement.

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Ledcor Fabrication Inc. Employees Renew Collective Agreement

DATE: 09/02/2012

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Ledcor Fabrication Inc. voted eighty-seven percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement.

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Above Average Increases for Kiewit Construction Employees

DATE: 07/02/2012

Fort McMurray, AB—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by Kiewit Construction Canada Co. operating under K2 Mining on the Kearl Oil Sands Project site voted strongly in favour of accepting a new two-year agreement.

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Local 303 Members Request Meeting with MPP to Discuss Closure of Centre

DATE: 03/02/2012

London—Members of Southwestern Ontario Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 303, employed by the Salvation Army Bethesda Centre have requested a meeting with local MPP Chris Bentley to discuss the planned closure of their workplace.

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New Contract for Optimum Mechanical Employees

DATE: 03/02/2012

Ottawa—CLAC members employed by Optimum Mechanical Solutions have voted strongly in favour of accepting a renewal collective agreement.

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Opposition MPP Consults CLAC on Apprenticeships

DATE: 30/01/2012

Cambridge, ON—Garfield Dunlop, MPP and Opposition Critic for Apprenticeship Reform, recently met with Colin deRaaf, Ontario training director, and Andrew Regnerus, Ontario construction coordinator, to discuss apprenticeship reform.

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New Safety Boss Meets with CLAC

DATE: 27/01/2012

Cambridge, ON—George Gritziotis, Ontario’s first chief prevention officer (CPO), met with CLAC’s Ontario provincial construction health and safety committee recently.

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Increases for Nason Employees

DATE: 25/01/2012

Edmonton—Construction Workers Union, Local 63, members employed by Nason Contracting Group Ltd. ratified a new collective agreement, which provides compensation increases in the form of tax-free allowance increases as well as base wage increases.

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Ledcor Construction Employees Renew Contract

DATE: 24/01/2012

Calgary, AB— Following three weeks of negotiations, Local 63 members employed by Ledcor Construction Limited voted eighty-three percent in favour of a renewed two year collective agreement.

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Labour Board Rejects Unions’ Latest Attempt to Block Worker Choice

DATE: 23/01/2012

Sakatoon—The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dismissed the latest attempt by unions affiliated with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) to stop CLAC from representing construction workers in the province.

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Necessities Drive Reaches Out to Disadvantaged Populations

DATE: 19/01/2012

Langley, BC—Approximately 200 bags stuffed with toothpaste, soap, socks, mittens, and other basics were handed out to disadvantaged populations yesterday during the third annual New Year Necessities Drive, sponsored by CLAC and South Fraser Community Services Society.

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Pipeline Employees Ratify Industry-Leading Contract

DATE: 18/01/2012

Winnipeg—With an overwhelming yes vote, members of Construction Workers Union, Local 152, employed by North American Pipeline Inc. (NAPI) in Manitoba ratified a first collective agreement providing industry-leading wages.

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Grey Cup Comes to CLAC

DATE: 17/01/2012

Langley, BC—The Grey Cup paid a brief visit to CLAC’s Langley office accompanied by Christie Buono, senior coordinator, suite sales and corporate partnership, with the BC Lions.

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Inn from the Cold

DATE: 13/01/2012

Calgary—CLAC recently donated $2,500 to Inn from the Cold, a non-profit organization that operates over sixty inns in Calgary to help families in need.

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Breaking New Ground for Women in Construction

DATE: 11/01/2012

Edmonton—CLAC has partnered with Women Building Futures (WBF), an Alberta-based organization, to help increase the number of women working in construction.

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New Contract for Kiewit Employees

DATE: 10/01/2012

Fort McMurray, AB—Local 63 members employed by Kiewit Energy working on the Kearl oilsands project in Fort McMurray recently ratified a new collective agreement.

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Ryder Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 05/01/2012

Edmonton—Local 56 members employed as heavy equipment technicians (HETs) at Ryder Truck Rental voted in favour of a new collective agreement effective January 1, 2012.

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CEC Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 04/01/2012

Aurora, ON—Employees of CEC Services voted unanimously in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides total package increases of ten percent over the life of the agreement.

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RCWC Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 03/01/2012

Edmonton—Members of Health Care and Service Employees’ Union, Local 301, employed by the Real Canadian Wholesale Club (RCWC) ratified a new collective agreement providing immediate wage increases and retroactivity to October 2010.

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Condolences for Fallen Volunteer Firefighter

DATE: 30/12/2011

Hamilton, ON—Members of the Greater Hamilton Volunteer Firefighter Association, Local 911, express heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Dan Botkin, a volunteer firefighter who passed away yesterday in the line of duty in Enderby, BC.

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Strong Support for New Contract

DATE: 22/12/2011

Winnipeg—Educational assistants (EAs) employed by Hanover School Division (HSD) and represented by CLAC voted ninety-four percent in favour of a new collective agreement.

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New Contract for Triton Transport Employees

DATE: 21/12/2011

Langley, BC— Twenty members of the Transport, Construction and General Workers Union, Local 66, employed by Triton Transport recently ratified a new three-year contract. 

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First Agreement Ratified by Eckville Manor Employees

DATE: 06/12/2011

Eckville, AB—Members of Health Care and Service Employees’ Union, Local 301, employed by Eckville Manor House voted ninety-five percent in favour of a newly negotiated collective agreement that will run to the end of 2012.

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New Agreement for ABB Ber-Mac Employees

DATE: 05/12/2011

Calgary—Following a three-week negotiation process, members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by ABB Ber-Mac voted strongly in favour of ratifying a renewed 24-month collective agreement.

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New Local 66 Members on Environmental Cutting Edge

DATE: 01/12/2011

Vancouver—Local 66’s newest members are on the cutting edge of biodiversity and eco-harvesting.

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CLAC Surpasses 2,000th Certification

DATE: 29/11/2011

Mississauga, ON—CLAC recently received its 2,000th certificate issued by a labour board. The milestone represents organizing of Canadian workplaces into bargaining units by CLAC since its founding in 1952.

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Old Labour Tries to Oust CLAC from ITUC

DATE: 25/11/2011

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is outraged at the decision of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to suspend CLAC’s membership for presenting itself as an alternative trade union in Canada.

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Increases for Plumbers at GML Mechanical

DATE: 22/11/2011

Vancouver—CLAC members employed by GML Mechanical have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new two-year contract.

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OE Agent Conducts CLAC Drive-by Smear

DATE: 21/11/2011

Shame on Darryl Wilcox for failing to disclose that he is a business agent for the Operating Engineers union. Wilcox used an attack on Premier Wall as an excuse for a drive-by smear of CLAC in a letter to the Saskatoon Star Phoenix (November 17, 2011).

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Royal Ready-Mix Workers Cement Solid Collective Agreement

DATE: 18/11/2011

Mississauga, ON—In a unanimous vote, members of Construction Workers Local 52 ratified a new collective agreement with Royal Ready Mix Inc.

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Leading Healthcare Agreement Ratified by Overwhelming Majority

DATE: 17/11/2011

Mississauga, ON—Over six hundred CLAC members working at five different long term care facilities in Ontario voted ninety-seven percent in favour of a renewed twenty-eight month collective agreement with their employer, Revera Inc. (Briarwood).

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Eight Percent Increase for Ledcor Alberta Limited Employees

DATE: 15/11/2011

Edmonton—Employees of Ledcor Alberta Limited's facility in Edmonton voted in favour of a new three-year collective agreement that will provide them with an average wage and benefit increase of just over eight percent in year one of the contract.

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Sheet Metal Workers Employed by Good Mechanical Join CLAC

DATE: 11/11/2011

Ottawa—Sheet metal workers employed by Good Mechanical have now made official the decision to leave the Sheet Metal Workers International Union, Local 47, to become members of CLAC.

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Significant Gains for Auto-Motion Shade Employees

DATE: 10/11/2011

Markham, ON—CLAC members employed by Auto-Motion Shade voted unanimously in favour of a renewed three-year collective agreement, which provides total wage increases of 6.75 percent over the term.

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Wage and Pension Gains for JV Driver Fabricators Employees

DATE: 08/11/2011

Edmonton—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by JV Driver Fabricators Inc. ratified a new collective agreement with a sixty percent majority.

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Strong Gains for First Truck Employees

DATE: 07/11/2011

Edmonton—Employees of First Truck Centre Edmonton voted strongly in favour of a new two-year collective agreement, effective November 1, 2011.

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Craig Bromell Joins CLAC as Strategic Advisor

DATE: 04/11/2011

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is pleased to announce that Craig Bromell has joined the union as a strategic advisor to provide assistance with developing organizing opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Alexandria Moulding Employees Choose CLAC

DATE: 04/11/2011

Alexandria, ON—Unionized employees of Moulure Alexandria Moulding chose to do away with their old union and become members of CLAC.

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CLAC Pickets Demand More Time for Senior Care

DATE: 03/11/2011

RIDGETOWN, ON—Healthcare workers at The Village on the Ridge, a long term care home, along with the family members of residents, protested cuts to personal support worker (PSW) hours made by the home.

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BC Community Services Sector Workers Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 27/10/2011

Langley, BC—Hundreds of Service, Health, and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 501, members working in the community services sector (CSS) across the province voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement.

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Donald’s Fine Foods Employees Join Local 501

DATE: 25/10/2011

Vancouver—Employees of Donald’s Fine Foods have chosen Service, Health, and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 501, to represent them in their workplace.

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Penn-Co Construction Employees Ratify Renewed Agreement

DATE: 24/10/2011

Winnipeg—Members of Construction Workers Union, Local 152, employed by Penn-Co Construction Canada Limited, recently voted strongly in favour of a new collective agreement.

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CLAC wants Canadians before TFWs

DATE: 20/10/2011

Fort McMurray, AB—Recent claims made in the media by Local 110 of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers that 200 Canadians have been replaced by temporary foreign workers (TFWs) on a major project in the oilsands were motivated primarily by competition between unions.

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Holland Christian Homes Employees Renew Collective Agreement

DATE: 20/10/2011

Brampton, ON—Members of Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, employed by Holland Christian Homes voted seventy-four percent in favour of a renewed collective agreement. 
 

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Saskatchewan Court Rules in CLAC’s Favour

DATE: 19/10/2011

Saskatoon—After a lengthy wait, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench recently rendered its decision on a judicial review application by unions trying to stop CLAC from exercising its democratic right to represent construction workers in Saskatchewan.

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Three Ontario Residents Win CLAC Scholarships

DATE: 19/10/2011

Mississauga, ON—Danielle Decloe, Victoria Thorburn, and Mandi Lee were each awarded a $1,500 CLAC scholarship to use toward their post-secondary education.

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Local 501 Members Staff Unique Home in BC

DATE: 18/10/2011

Vernon, BC—Members of Service, Health, and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 501, have begun work at The Caring House, a unique home providing hospice for family and friends of loved ones who receive medical treatment at local hospitals or care facilities.

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Retirement Home Employees’ Wages Catch Up with CLAC Contract

DATE: 17/10/2011

Chatham, ON—Service employees working at Residence on the Thames voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement, which provides them with an immediate wage catch-up of $1.00 per hour and annual wage increases totalling eight percent over the next three years.

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CLAC Awards Three $1,500 Scholarships to BC Residents

DATE: 14/10/2011

Vancouver—Jenson Leung, Brenda Rogers, and Cherie Jackson have each won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship toward furthering their post-secondary education.

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Postma Concrete Employees Ratify Renewed Contract

DATE: 13/10/2011

Wyoming, ON—Construction Workers Local 53 members employed by Postma Concrete Forming have accepted terms for a renewed collective agreement, which provides them with annual increases to wage rates and pension contributions.

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Increases for Home Care RPNs

DATE: 12/10/2011

Chatham, ON—Registered practical nurses employed by the Chatham Kent Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) voted unanimously in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

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Heyink Workers Ratify First Contract

DATE: 11/10/2011

Chatham, ON—Construction Workers Local 53 members employed by Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. voted eighty-eight percent in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement.

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CLAC Donates Land to Habitat for Humanity

DATE: 07/10/2011

Chatham, ON—Habitat for Humanity will be building its first home in the Chatham-Kent region on a lot donated by CLAC.

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Kara Frehlich Wins Frank Kooger Skills Canada Award

DATE: 06/10/2011

Calgary—Local 63 member Kara Frehlich has won the $2,000 Frank Kooger Skills Canada Award, which CLAC awards annually to a registered apprentice who has advanced to the provincial or territorial Skills Canada competition.

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Engineering Student Receives CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 05/10/2011

Calgary—Graham Howard has won one of twelve $1,500 scholarships awarded annually by CLAC to members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Graham is currently in his third year studying electrical engineering at the University of Calgary. He has been a member of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, for six years.

Graham works for ABB Ber-Mac as a journeyperson electrician during the summer while he is not at university. He earned his journeyperson ticket in 2008 and is continuing his studies to become an electrical engineer.

ABB Ber-Mac employees perform electrical instrumentation and technician work all across the province of Alberta.

“It’s great that CLAC gives out these scholarships,” says Graham. “This will really help out with books and tuition at school.”
 

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Three Manitoba Residents Win CLAC Scholarships

DATE: 04/10/2011

Winnipeg—Nathan MacKrith, Heidi Wiebe, and Dustin Peters have each won $1,500 scholarships toward their post-secondary education.

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Saskatoon Pharmacy Student Receives CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 03/10/2011

Saskatoon, SK—Ariane Lewis, a member of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, has won one of twelve $1,500 scholarships awarded annually by CLAC to members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

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Mr. Electric Employees Join CLAC, Ratify First Agreement

DATE: 28/09/2011

Ottawa—Employees of the Ottawa location of Mr. Electric voted unanimously in favour of accepting a three-year first collective agreement.

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Nursing Student Receives Scholarship

DATE: 23/09/2011

Edmonton—Daniel Drozak of Edmonton has won a $1,500 scholarship from CLAC.

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CLAC Sponsors Learning Excellence Program

DATE: 22/09/2011

Fort McMurray, AB—CLAC has teamed up with the Edge School Skill Academy to bring a new learning excellence program to the Fort McMurray community.

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Seniors Need to Be the Priority, Not Paperwork, Says CLAC

DATE: 20/09/2011

London—CLAC added its voice to the growing chorus calling on the Ontario government to increase funding for senior care at a protest held today outside the London constituency office of the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

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Patience, Patience

DATE: 19/09/2011

CLAC’s return to Saskatchewan started in earnest just over a year ago. The past year has been one of new beginnings and a whirlwind of activity—not to mention an exercise in patience.

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Rebuilding Lives

DATE: 16/09/2011

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit with a devastating earthquake.Hundreds of thousands of people were killed that day—most of them by falling buildings.

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St. Andrew’s Employees Receive Increases

DATE: 09/09/2011

Chatham, ON – Employees of St. Andrew’s Residence, a retirement home, ratified a new contract, which will give them increased wages and improved benefits.

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Flint Industrial Construction Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 29/08/2011

Fort McMurry—Construction Workers Union, Local 63, members employed by Flint Industrial Construction Limited recently ratified a new collective agreement.

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CLAC Saskatchewan Director Featured on the John Gormley Show

DATE: 28/08/2011

Want to learn more about CLAC’s modern and progressive style of unionism and why it is the better way for Saskatchewan workers?

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PC Compression Employees Make Gains with New Contract

DATE: 27/08/2011

Edmonton—Construction Workers Union, Local 63, members employed by PC Compression voted in favour of a new two-year contract.

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Jack Layton—Inspiring Politician, Strong Labour Advocate

DATE: 23/08/2011

CLAC expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jack Layton, leader of the Official Opposition and the New Democratic Party.
 

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CLAC Members to Build Major Ontario Tunnel Project

DATE: 19/08/2011

Mississauga, ON—Strabag Inc., whose employees are represented by Construction Workers Local 52, has been awarded the contract for construction of the Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer (SeC) project that will serve York and Durham regions.

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Strong Gains for Whispering Pines Employees

DATE: 15/08/2011

Barrie, ON—Employees of Whispering Pines Retirement Residence, represented by Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement, which provides a general wage increase of seven percent for all classifications over the term.

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New Contract for Citadel Care Employees

DATE: 11/08/2011

St. Albert, AB—Members of Health Care and Service Employees’ Union, Local 301, employed by Citadel Care Centre voted strongly in favour of a two-year collective agreement, which provides wage increases of three percent.

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New Contract for Employees of JV Driver Steel Shop

DATE: 08/08/2011

Edmonton—Local 56 members employed by JV Driver Steel Shop voted strongly in favour of a new collective agreement, which became effective August 1, 2011.

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Increases for Pyramid Employees

DATE: 03/08/2011

Edmonton—Local 63 members employed by Pyramid Corporation ratified a new agreement providing a four percent increase to base wage rates and an increase to the pension contributions.

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CLAC Alberta Training Receives International Award

DATE: 21/07/2011

Edmonton—CLAC Alberta Training received the Award of Training Excellence by the Scaffold Industry Association – Accredited Training Institute (SIA–ATI) yesterday at the institute’s annual international conference, held in Minneapolis.

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Lode-King Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 19/07/2011

Winnipeg—Employees of Lode-King Industries, a grain trailer and flat-deck manufacturer, working at the company’s plants in Winkler, Manitoba, voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

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CLAC Mourns Passing of Gerald Vandezande

DATE: 18/07/2011

Mississauga, ON—CLAC mourns the recent passing of Gerald Vandezande, who served as the union’s executive secretary from 1966 until 1972 and as editor of The Guide from 1959 to 1972.

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Eckville Manor House and Lion’s Golden Villas Employees Join Local 301

DATE: 12/07/2011

Eckville, AB—On July 6, auxiliary nursing and general support services employees at Eckville Manor House and Lion’s Golden Villas voted in favour of joining Health Care and Service Employees Union, Local 301.

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First Collective Agreement for Tomlinson Pembroke Employees

DATE: 11/07/2011

Pembroke, ON—Employees of Tomlinson Environmental Services voted overwhelmingly in favour of a first collective agreement.

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Gisborne Employees Vote in Favour of New Contract

DATE: 08/07/2011

Grande Cache, AB—Employees of Gisborne Industrial Construction Ltd. working near Grande Cache voted in favour of a new collective agreement negotiated by Construction Workers Union, Local 63.

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JVD Energy Employees Choose CLAC

DATE: 07/07/2011

Edmonton—Insulators and reinforcing ironworkers working for JVD Energy Inc. recently voted in favour of joining CLAC through the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

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Marnoch Electric Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 06/07/2011

Barrie, ON—Employees of Marnoch Electrical Services Inc. recently ratified their first collective agreement negotiated by Construction Workers Local 52.

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Retroactive Increases for CUC Employees

DATE: 27/06/2011

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by Canadian Utility Construction Corp. in Calgary ratified a new three-year collective agreement providing wage increases retroactive to May 1, 2011.

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PCL Roadwork Employees Join Local 63

DATE: 24/06/2011

Calgary—Construction Workers Union, Local 63, is pleased to announce that employees of PCL Builders Inc. working in the roadbuilding sector have joined the union.

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Skyway Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 23/06/2011

Calgary—Local 63 members employed by Skyway Canada Ltd. ratified a new thirty-two month collective agreement providing substantial wage increases of more than ten percent over the term.

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New Contract for Integral Employees

DATE: 17/06/2011

Fort McMurray, AB—Local 63 members employed by Integral Energy Services Ltd. working in the Wood Buffalo area recently voted ninety-eight percent in favour of accepting a new two-year collective agreement.

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OEM Employees Stay with Local 56

DATE: 14/06/2011

Edmonton—After nearly seven years of legal battles—which even knocked on the door of the Supreme Court of Canada—employees of OEM Remanufacturing in Edmonton have chosen to keep Local 56 as their union.

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Jasper Employees Choose CLAC

DATE: 06/06/2011

Winnipeg—Construction Workers Union, Local 152, welcomes employees of Jasper Constructors Ltd. into the local.

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Run for Water

DATE: 02/06/2011

Langley, BC—CLAC’s Wellness Program team hosted a water table at the Run for Water event, held on May 29 in Abbotsford, to support clean water projects in Ethiopia.

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Cornerstone Employees Vote Decisively in Favour of New Contract

DATE: 01/06/2011

Bonnyville, AB—Employees of Cornerstone Industrial Ltd. voted decisively in favour of a new collective agreement that will provide them with wage increases totalling 8.49 percent over the two-and-a-half-year term.

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Good Balance, Good Pay for Local 6 Members

DATE: 30/05/2011

Grimsby, ON—A strong majority of Construction Workers Local 6 members voted in favour of a new three-year collective agreement, which provides wage increases of over $3.00 per hour for skilled labourers over the term.

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New Agreement for JVD Installations Employees

DATE: 27/05/2011

Fort McMurray, AB—Forty-seven members of Construction Workers Union, Local 63, employed by JVD Installations Inc. working on a maintenance project near Fort McMurray voted eighty-five percent in favour of a new maintenance collective agreement negotiated between the local and the company.

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New Contract for Concrete Systems Employees

DATE: 26/05/2011

Sarnia, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 53 employed by Concrete Systems accepted terms for a renewed three-year collective agreement providing increases to wage rates and pension contributions in each year.

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Bayview Mechanics Sign Up With CLAC

DATE: 25/05/2011

Winnipeg—Mechanics employed by Bayview Construction Ltd. recently chose representation with CLAC.

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JVD Energy Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 24/05/2011

Edmonton—The forty-six employees of JVD Energy Inc. working at two construction sites in Alberta recently voted eighty percent in favour of a new collective agreement negotiated between Construction Workers Union, Local 63, and the company.

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New Contract for Redimix Workers

DATE: 20/05/2011

Mississauga, ON—Following six months of intense negotiations, CLAC members employed by Ontario Redimix recently ratified a new agreement.

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Corrcoat Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 19/05/2011

Langley, BC—Members of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, employed by Corrcoat Services Inc. in Surrey, BC, recently voted in favour of a three-year collective agreement that provides wage increases of six percent.

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Topline Employees Choose CLAC

DATE: 18/05/2011

Sault Ste. Marie, ON—In a vote conducted by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) yesterday, employees of Topline Electric Limited chose Construction Workers Local 52 over the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) by a margin of sixteen to two.

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Annual CLAC BC Golf Tournament

DATE: 04/05/2011

The thirteenth annual CLAC BC golf tournament will take place on Saturday, July 23.

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Brampton Brick Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 02/05/2011

Brampton, ON—Employees of Brampton Brick Limited voted overwhelmingly in favour of a renewed three-year agreement providing wage increases for all employees as well as increases to safety wear, pension, and various premiums for different shifts and responsibilities.

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Heyink Workers Choose CLAC

DATE: 29/04/2011

Chatham, ON—At a vote conducted by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, workers at Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. rejected the Labourers International Union of North America (LIUNA) and chose CLAC Construction Workers Local 53 as their union by a significant majority.

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New Contract for Aramark Employees

DATE: 29/04/2011

Fort McMurray, AB—Members of Health Care and Service Employees Union, Local 301, employed by Aramark Remote Services overwhelmingly accepted terms for a renewed collective agreement.

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CLAC Members Honoured as Top Apprentices

DATE: 27/04/2011

Edmonton—Local 63 members Everett Dana and Travis Maguire were honoured as Top Apprentices and outstanding performers in their trades at the fourteenth annual Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Awards.

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New Contract for Employees at Art Concrete Forming

DATE: 20/04/2011

Sarnia, ON—Members of Construction Workers Local 53 employed by ART Concrete Forming Ltd. accepted terms for a renewed collective agreement.

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Prairie Stewards Conference

DATE: 14/04/2011

Banff, AB—Every year CLAC holds a stewards conference for all stewards in the Prairie provinces. We do this for two reasons: we want to say thank you for all the hard work stewards do, and we want to equip them by providing training and education sessions.

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Frustrated Retirement Home Workers Switch to CLAC

DATE: 08/04/2011

Chatham, ON—At a vote conducted today by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, workers at Residence on the Thames overwhelmingly voted to switch from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to CLAC.

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Arbitration Award Addresses Consent Concerns

DATE: 08/04/2011

Mississauga, ON—The last thing employees need to be worrying about when they’re sick is whether their privacy is being violated without their consent. A recent ground-breaking arbitration decision ensures they won’t have to.

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Competitive Agreement for Executive Inn Employees

DATE: 04/04/2011

Vancouver—Local 501 members working at four hotels in the Executive Inn Hotel chain in the Vancouver area recently voted in favour of a new four-year contract, which provides increases totalling over six percent.

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MCL Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 01/04/2011

Edmonton—Employees of MCL Power Inc. working in the greater Edmonton area recently voted 91 percent in favour of accepting a new two-year collective agreement negotiated by Construction Workers Union, Local 63.

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CLAC Dismisses Ontario Budget as Electioneering

DATE: 30/03/2011

Toronto—CLAC was disappointed with the Ontario government’s 2011 budget viewing the 300 pages as more of an election platform than a budget that helps Ontarians trying to cope with the effects of the economic recovery.

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Rigging Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 29/03/2011

Edmonton—Employees of Specialized Rigging Services Ltd. working in Alberta recently voted in favour of accepting a new collective agreement.

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First Contract for Clarke Construction Employees

DATE: 22/03/2011

Chatham, ON—Employees of Clarke Construction Inc., who recently joined Construction Workers Local 53, ratified their first collective agreement.

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Fallen Heroes

DATE: 18/03/2011

Listowel, ON—Members of two Ontario volunteer firefighter associations affiliated with the CLAC, Local 911 and 920, express heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of Raymond Walter and Kenneth Rea, two volunteer firefighters who passed away yesterday in Listowel in the line of duty.

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CLAC Applauds Rise in BC Minimum Wage

DATE: 18/03/2011

Vancouver—CLAC supports Premier Christy Clark’s announcement that BC’s minimum wage will rise to $10.25 an hour by May 1, 2012.

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Bus Drivers Ratify Agreement

DATE: 17/03/2011

Winnipeg—CLAC negotiated a new collective agreement with significant increases for bus drivers employed by the Garden Valley School Division in Winkler, Manitoba.

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CLAC Welcomes Improvements to TFW Program

DATE: 14/03/2011

Mississauga, ON—On April 1, 2011, new rules will come into effect for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, administered by Human Resources and Skill Development Canada (HRSDC).

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JJM Workers Ratify Agreement

DATE: 11/03/2011

Langley, BC—Following lengthy negotiations, Local 67 members employed by JJM Construction Ltd., based in Delta, ratified a new three-year agreement that provides wage increases of six percent over the term.

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New Contract for Chatham Retirement Resort Employees

DATE: 08/03/2011

Chatham, ON—Chatham Retirement Resort employees ratified a new three-year renewal collective agreement providing an average wage raise of 5.5 percent over the term as well as increases to benefits coverage, pager allowance, and uniform allowance.

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Huge Gains for Universal Employees

DATE: 07/03/2011

Brampton, ON—Employees of Universal Fire Systems voted unanimously in favour of a settlement negotiated on their behalf by Construction Workers Local 52.

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Kile Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 04/03/2011

Aurora, ON—Construction Workers Local 52 members employed by Kile Contr. Inc., an underground utility contractor, voted unanimously in favour of a renewed three-year collective agreement, which provides wage increases of 13 to 15 percent over the term and increases to the pension plan.

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Chartwell Employees Ratify Solid First Agreement

DATE: 03/03/2011

Brampton, ON—Employees of Greenway Retirement Village voted 85 percent in favour of a first collective agreement negotiated on their behalf by Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304.

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First Agreement at Lacombe Lodge

DATE: 02/03/2011

Lacombe, AB—Local 301 members employed at the Lacombe Lodge, a retirement home, approved a newly negotiated collective agreement that will run to the end of 2012.

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CLAC Hosts DigSafe BC! Workshop

DATE: 01/03/2011

Langley, BC—In partnership with Kiewit Construction, CLAC hosted a DigSafe BC! workshop at its Langley Training Centre. Seventy-five participants learned how to avoid buried pipelines, cables, and other underground infrastructure.

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CEC Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 28/02/2011

Aurora, ON—Employees of CEC Mechanical voted in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides total package increases of over 8.5 percent.

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CLAC Representative Appointed to Labour Board

DATE: 25/02/2011

Edmonton¾CLAC is pleased to announce that the Alberta government has appointed Derek Schreiber, a long-time CLAC representative, to the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

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Rockwell Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 24/02/2011

Toronto—Employees of Rockwell Site Works voted unanimously in favour of a renewed collective agreement, which provides a total package increase of over 16 percent.

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New Contract for JMR Electric Employees

DATE: 22/02/2011

Exeter, ON—Employees of JMR Electric Ltd. voted 75 percent in favour of a settlement negotiated on their behalf by Construction Workers Local 53.

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Good News in Tough Times

DATE: 17/02/2011

Listowel, ON—Employees of Livingstone Manor Retirement Home, represented by Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, voted unanimously to accept the conditions of a one-year renewed collective agreement providing them with a two percent wage increase.

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CLAC Wins Decisive Victory in Saskatchewan

DATE: 16/02/2011

Saskatoon—The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board handed CLAC a clear victory by dismissing all of the applications by Old Labour unions to delay CLAC certifications of bargaining units in Saskatchewan.

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Poly Party Raid Fails

DATE: 08/02/2011

Langley, BC—In a scathing decision rendered by Vice Chair Topalian, the BC Labour Relations Board dismissed an application for certification by a poly party of the Operating Engineers and the Labourers. The two US-based unions attempted to raid CLAC members at Pedre Contractors, a long time Local 68 signatory company.

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CLAC Pickets to Demand More Time for Seniors Care

DATE: 07/02/2011

Chatham, ON—CLAC members who work in long term care will form information pickets this Friday at long term care homes in Sarnia, Paris, Owen Sound, and St. Catharines to protest the Ontario government’s failure to provide enough funding to allow seniors 3.5 hours of personal care each day.

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Chartwell Employees Ratify Solid First Agreement

DATE: 27/01/2011

Oakville, ON—Employees of Chartwell Classic Oakville voted unanimously in favour of a first collective agreement negotiated on their behalf by their union, Health Care and Service Workers Union, Local 304, affiliated with CLAC.

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Workers at the Hartford Ratify New Contract

DATE: 26/01/2011

Ottawa—Workers at the Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg, Ontario, have a new union and a new union contract. Approximately 20 workers employed as attendants at the retirement residence voted last February to join CLAC.

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Change for the Better

DATE: 26/01/2011

Stratford, ON—The 25 employees of Anne Hatheway Residence, a retirement home, recently left the Ontario Federation of Healthcare Workers union in favour of Grand River Valley Health Care Employees Union, Local 305, affiliated with CLAC.

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Sylvan Lake Lodge Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 21/01/2011

Calgary—Local 301 members employed by Sylvan Lake Lodge, a seniors home, strongly endorsed a new collective agreement. The contract provides wage increases for all employees, shoe and clothing allowances, and significant improvements in benefits for casual employees.

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Agreement Ratified at Cormode and Dickson

DATE: 19/01/2011

Edmonton—Employees of Cormode and Dickson Construction working in Alberta recently voted in favour of accepting a new collective agreement negotiated between CLAC and the company.

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National Post features CLAC projects

DATE: 11/01/2011

A story in the National Post on building Canadian infrastructure includes mention of the Port Mann Bridge/Highway One project and the roof replacement of BC Place, two projects being built by CLAC members. Link to story.

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Rogers Arena Employees Ratify New Contract

DATE: 07/01/2011

Vancouver—CLAC members who work at Rogers Arena for Vancouver Arena Limited Partnership (also known as Canucks Sports and Entertainment) voted in favour of a new four-year contract. The agreement includes wage increases of 12 percent over the term and improvements to sick leave and vacation benefits. Security personnel also are now eligible for a bonus to offset the cost of annual security licensing.   

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Regency Employees Reject SEIU, Choose CLAC

DATE: 06/01/2011

Mississauga, ON—Employees of Regency Retirement Residence in Mississauga voted unanimously in favour of ending their relationship with SEIU and joining CLAC. “We knew there were concerns about a lack of representation and poor service from SEIU,” says Jonathan Schat, CLAC Ontario representative. “But we did not anticipate winning the vote in such a decisive manner.” 

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Vision ’74 Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 05/01/2011

Sarnia, ON—Employees of Vision ’74 Rest Home voted unanimously to accept a two-year renewal collective agreement yesterday. The employees are members of Southwestern Ontario Health Care and Service Workers Local 303. 

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CLAC Auction Raises Money for Food Bank

DATE: 04/01/2011

Calgary—A closed bid auction for four tickets to the NHL Heritage Classic game between the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens netted $412 for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. The tickets were part of the season ticket packages CLAC’s Calgary office buys every year and then sells to CLAC members at cost. Due to the popularity of the Heritage Classic game, which will take place outdoors at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on February 20, 2011, a closed bid auction was held. Congratulations to the CLAC members with the winning bid, and thanks to all members for your bids in support of a great cause!
 

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Lacombe Lodge Employees Choose CLAC Over UFCW

DATE: 17/12/2010

Lacombe, AB—Employees at Lacombe Senior Citizens Lodge voted unanimously in favour of CLAC representing them as their union earlier this afternoon. CLAC came out on top over the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) in a vote conducted under the supervision of the Alberta Labour Relations Board. The Lacombe Lodge employees will become members of Health Care and Service Employees Union, Local 301, affiliated with CLAC.

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CLAC Appoints New Fort McMurray Regional Director

DATE: 17/12/2010

Fort McMurray—CLAC is pleased to announce that Jayson Bueckert has been appointed as the union’s new regional director for Fort McMurray. Bueckert is filling the post vacated by Wayne Prins who recently was appointed CLAC’s Prairies director.

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CLAC Holds Charity Event for South Fraser Community Services

DATE: 09/12/2010

Langley – The second annual CLAC charity event was held Wednesday at the CLAC office with a dozen staff and volunteers from South Fraser Community Centre in Surrey and CLAC employees filling over a hundred bags with tooth paste, soap, socks, mittens and other essentials which will be given out to the clients who frequent the Centre.

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CLAC Apprentices Win Multiple Awards

DATE: 30/11/2010

Edmonton—CLAC apprentices enjoyed a successful evening at the 10th annual Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) celebration in Edmonton winning a number of awards. Close to 300 Alberta apprentices spanning 28 diverse trades were recognized for their individual achievements. Each apprentice was rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship, provided by industry stakeholders.

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Jessica Jones Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 25/11/2010

Cambridge, ON—Jessica Jones of Hamilton has won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship. Jessica is enrolled in the honours kinesiology co-op program at the University of Waterloo. Her mother, Mary Rose Jones, works at the Pine Villa Nursing Home as a personal support worker in Stoney Creek and serves as a steward.

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Mandi Lee Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 24/11/2010

Grimsby, ON—Mandi Lee of Hagersville has won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship. Mandi is enrolled at Mohawk College in Hamilton to obtain her practical nursing degree. She works at the Riviera Retirement Lodge in Caledonia as a personal support worker and serves as a steward.

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Brenda Rogers Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 23/11/2010

Langley, BC—Brenda Rogers of Coquitlam has won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship. Brenda is enrolled in the human resource management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, BC. She works at Canucks Sports and Entertainment as an event host at Rogers Arena.

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Allison Blackmore Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 22/11/2010

Grimsby, ON—Allison Blackmore of Paris, Ontario, has won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship. Allison is enrolled at the Ontario College of Arts and Design. Her mother, Dianne Millward, works as a personal support worker in long term health care at Telfer Place in Paris.

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Francesco Runco Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 21/11/2010

Edmonton—Francesco Runco of Edmonton has won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship. Francesco is studying architectural technology at the Northern Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton. Francesco’s mother, Debbie Runco, is an operations senior specialist at Save-On Foods and she serves on the CLAC Alberta Training Trust Fund committee.

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Megan Mclaren Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 20/11/2010

Edmonton—Megan McLaren of Edmonton has won a $1,500 CLAC scholarship. Megan is attending Selkirk College taking an associate of arts degree. She works as a customer service specialist at the Summerside Save-On Foods store in Edmonton and serves as a steward.

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CLAC Disappointed with Ontario Government’s Economic Update

DATE: 19/11/2010

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is disappointed with the Ontario government’s latest statement on the state of province’s economic situation. “Working families were looking forward to better news about Ontario’s future but instead were presented with information about renewable energy, pension reform, and the sale of 20 percent of the government’s stake in General Motors,” says Hank Beekhuis, CLAC’s Ontario director. “Ontario families were expecting help with increasing costs due to electricity hikes and the harmonized sales tax and instead heard about the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB).”

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Winkler Students Win CLAC Scholarships

DATE: 19/11/2010

Winnipeg—Three students from Winkler have each won $1,500 scholarships from CLAC. Jaclyn Peters is enrolled in the bachelor of science program at the University of Manitoba. Her mother, Margaret Peters, works as an educational assistant in the Garden Valley School Division in Winkler and serves as steward. She is also the secretary of Education, Service and Health Care Union (CLAC), Local 306.

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CLAC Calls for Rise in BC Minimum Wage

DATE: 17/11/2010

Delegates to CLAC's 2010 National Convention, which was held in BC recently, voted overwhelmingly to call on the BC government to raise the minimum wage to $10.25 per hour followed by annual cost of living adjustments.

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Esther Campbell Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 16/11/2010

Abbotsford, BC—Esther Campbell of Abbotsford has won a $1,500 scholarship from CLAC. Esther is attending the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and is enrolled in the bachelor of science in physics and psychology degree program. She works as a resource program worker at Bethesda Christian Association, a group home for disabled individuals.
 

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Ryan Christison Wins CLAC Scholarship

DATE: 12/11/2010

Langley, BC— Ryan Christison of Abbotsford has won a $1,500 scholarship from CLAC. Ryan currently works at Associated Veterinary Purchasing in Abbotsford and is a former steward at the facility. He is enrolled in a master of arts in interdisciplinary humanities program at Trinity Western University in Langley. 

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CLAC Appoints Wayne Prins Prairies Director

DATE: 11/11/2010

Edmonton—CLAC has appointed Wayne Prins as its new Prairies director responsible for CLAC operations in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Prins most recently served as CLAC's Fort McMurray director. He moved to the city in 2004 as CLAC's first representative in the area and opened the union's Fort McMurray office. CLAC now represents more than half of all workers constructing oilsands facilities in the region.

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CLAC Says Arbitration System Is Not Broken

DATE: 10/11/2010

Increasingly, we hear calls from the public for the Ontario government to rein in arbitrators. The public is upset that recent rulings give wage increases to public sector workers despite the government’s wage freeze. This knee jerk reaction against arbitrators is totally misplaced.

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New Agreement for Ryder Employees

DATE: 01/11/2010

Edmonton—Local 56 members working in Ryder Truck Rental’s maintenance shop approved a newly negotiated collective agreement that runs to the end of 2011. The members repair and maintain Ryder’s fleet of lease and rental vehicles in and around Edmonton.

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New Contract for Employees at Kent-Erie Glass

DATE: 25/10/2010

Chatham, ON—With unanimous support, employees of Chatham-based Kent Erie Glass voted to ratify the contract settlement negotiated on their behalf by Construction Workers Local 53. The three-year contract provides wage increases for journeypersons of $1.65 per hour over the term of the agreement. A more significant key in the settlement for the employees is a considerable increase in pension funding. Employees will see the hourly employer contribution to employee pensions rise from the present rate of $1.90 per hour worked to $2.25 per hour worked.

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Wabi Employees Ratify Contract

DATE: 21/10/2010

Edmonton—Employees of KBR Wabi Ltd. working in Alberta recently voted in favour of accepting a collective agreement negotiated between CLAC and the company. The new contract includes a two percent increase to base wage rates effective September 1, 2010, an additional two percent increase scheduled for February 27, 2011, and a wage review September 1, 2011. KBR Wabi employees work on oil and gas industrial construction sector projects.

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Let Union Members Decide for Themselves

DATE: 20/10/2010

Mississauga, ON—CLAC is calling on all Ontario unions to stay out of politics and let their members decide for themselves in the Toronto mayoralty race. "Unions have no business endorsing political candidates, and even less business making significant financial contributions to campaigns," says Hank Beekhuis, Ontario director.

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Alberta Automatic Employees Ratify Agreement

DATE: 18/10/2010

Edmonton—Employees of Alberta Automatic Sprinklers Ltd. recently voted in favour of accepting a new collective agreement negotiated between CLAC and the company. The contract includes a 3.5 percent increase to base wage rates effective October 1, 2010, and a 1.3 percent increase to the retirement plan. Alberta Automatic is involved in installing fire suppression sprinkler systems on numerous construction projects in Alberta.

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Solidarnosc Invites CLAC to Poland for 30th Anniversary Celebration

DATE: 15/10/2010

Mississauga, ON—The Polish trade union Solidarnosc has invited CLAC, a long-time supporter, to join in celebrations in Poland to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding at the Gdansk shipyard. Executive Director Dick Heinen will be travelling to Poland to honour Solidarnosc, the first non-communist party-controlled trade union in a Warsaw Pact country and a key player in delivering freedom and democracy to Eastern Europe.

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Link Employees Ratify New Agreement

DATE: 04/10/2010

Edmonton—Employees of Link Scaffold Services Inc. working in and around Edmonton recently voted 80 percent in favour of accepting a new collective agreement negotiated between Local 63 and the company. As of October 1, 2010, base wage rates increased by 3.8 percent for employees working outside of the Wood Buffalo region (Fort McMurray), with higher rates for those working in Wood Buffalo. All employees will receive an additional two percent increase in March 2011.

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CLAC Takes Part in Oilsands Information Tour

DATE: 30/09/2010

CLAC was recruited by the Alberta government to help explain the economic and social benefits of developing the Alberta oilsands and the efforts being undertaken to minimize the environmental impact. Wayne Prins, Fort McMurray director, accompanied several Alberta cabinet ministers recently on an information tour of Ontario. With more than 6,000 members working in the Fort McMurray and Cold Lake regions, CLAC has a unique, first hand perspective on the impact of the oilsands development on Canadian workers and the economy.

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RPNs Ratify First Contract

DATE: 26/08/2010

Grimsby, ON—Registered practical nurses employed by Shalom Gardens voted unanimously in favour of their first collective agreement. In addition to the job security they were seeking when they joined CLAC, these nurses' wages will increase to $21.50 per hour in May 2008. A responsibility premium was also negotiated into the competitive package.

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Teleflex Workers Choose CLAC

DATE: 26/07/2010

Langley, BC—Workers employed by Teleflex Canada in Richmond voted to choose CLAC to represent them as their union today. CLAC came out on top over the Steelworkers in a vote count conducted under the supervision of the BC Labour Relations Board. The Teleflex workers will become members of the Service, Health and allied Workers’ Union, Local 501, affiliated with CLAC.

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Barrette Electric Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 01/11/2009

Hawkesbury, ON—Employees of Barrette Electric in the Hawkesbury area recently ratified their first collective agreement.

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Barrette Electric Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 01/11/2009

Hawkesbury, ON—Employees of Barrette Electric in the Hawkesbury area recently ratified their first collective agreement.

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Barrette Electric Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 01/11/2009

Hawkesbury, ON—Employees of Barrette Electric in the Hawkesbury area recently ratified their first collective agreement. Approximately 22 employees work as journeyperson and apprentice electricians.

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Barrette Electric Employees Ratify First Collective Agreement

DATE: 01/11/2009

Hawkesbury, ON—Employees of Barrette Electric in the Hawkesbury area recently ratified their first collective agreement. Approximately 22 employees work as journeyperson and apprentice electricians.

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