In 2008 and 2012, Teck and its unionized employees settled in without strike or mediation. The 2012 collective agreement contained the largest signing bonus, $10,000 the union had ever received. Highlights include an eight per cent salary increase over five years and a $14,500 signing bonus to each regular full-time employee payable within 30 days of ratifying the agreement. The previous collective agreement between Teck and the USW residents expired on May 31 and involved more than 900 production and maintenance workers, as well as about 160 technicians/offices. “Our current collective agreement expires on May 31,” the committee explained. “But it will remain in full force until a new agreement is ratified or until negotiations are stopped by one of the parties.” “We will continue until an agreement is reached,” deMedeiros told the Trail Times on Thursday. The five-year collective agreement between Teck Trail Operations and THE RESIDENTS OF THE USW expired on Wednesday, May 31. USW Local 2020 members, employees of the Sudbury Counselling Centre, ended 10 weeks on the strike line by ratifying a new three-year collective agreement, just in time for the holidays. Looking back at the two previous agreements, one in 2008 and the other in 2012, union members voted and reached a new agreement before mid-June. “We are pleased to have reached a collective agreement that is fair to employees and supports the continued success of trail operations,” Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Teck Trail Operations said in a statement. The new five-year contract is retroactive to June 1 and expires at the end of May 2022. The signing of a five-year contract in 2012 was a abandonment of previous agreements, as it was one year longer than the usual four-year contract the union usually signed, deMedeiros told the Trail Times on June 8 of the same year.
. USW Local 8782 and Stelco worked together and raised more than $20.00 in cash, food and toys for the Salvation Army`s annual Christmas campaign. Later this month, the commissions met with Jeff Richardson, an economist at the National ETC Office, to review priorities identified by members as well as trends in costs and national negotiations. . After five days of voting that ended on Thursday, 90 percent of locals voted 480 for the deal and 94 percent for Local 9705. . At the beginning of March, they organized a two-day training for members of the Communication Action (CAT) team, with the help of the international and regional steelmakers` offices. Thirteen members of the two residents created CAT, a committee to help the bargaining team obtain information about its members. . “It`s like a big sigh of relief,” he explained.
“He`s hanging over your head and doesn`t know what`s going to happen. Everyone knows it`s done. The negotiating team has stated its intention to exchange proposals with Teck in the last week of May. Benefits include $300 per year for the cost of a wellness account; increased rates for long-term disability; the cost of eye examinations included in the semi-annual visual aid of US$ 300; and the company represents up to 4% of the basic result for the RRSP group. Members then met in April at Trail to present the union`s proposals after a minutes meeting between the bargaining committee and Teckt. A negotiation plan that was put forward six months ago (December) in meetings with the Local 480 and Local 9705 bargaining committees. The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is proud to contribute to food banks and municipal food centres in communities across Canada where our union members live and work.