Update on Negotiations/Mise à jour sur les Négociations

 AFTER DISCUSSIONS WITH THE MEDIATOR, THE COMPANY WILL COME BACK TO THE TABLE, BUT WITH THE CONCESSIONS STILL ON THE TABLE. SO AS MANDATED BY THE MEMBERSHIP, WE WILL PROCEED BEGIN STRIKE ACTION ON WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 6:00 PM OR 18:00/

THE NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TO PREPARE FOR THE STRIKE. PLEASE WATCH WEBSITE FOR MORE UPDATES.

APRÈS LES DISCUSSIONS AVEC LE MÉDIATEUR, LA SOCIÉTÉ REVENIRA AU TABLEAU, MAIS AVEC LES CONCESSIONS ENCORE SUR LA TABLE. DE MANIERE PAR L’ADHESION, NOUS COMMENCERONS L ’ACTION DE GREVE LE MERCREDI SOIR DE 18H00 OU 18H00

  
LE COMITÉ DE NÉGOCIATION SE RÉUNIRA MARDI ET MERCREDI AU BUREAU DE DISTRICT POUR PRÉPARER LA GRÈVE VEUILLEZ CONSULTER LE SITE WEB POUR PLUS DE MISES À JOUR.

Bart Dempsey, President, USW Local 7085, 506-522-7085, 506-543-5931, [email protected]

Lawrence McKay, USW Area Co-ordinator, Atlantic Canada, 506-857-0999, 506-232-8472, [email protected]

 In 2014 the company negotiated more concessions with the Union claiming that we had to take concessions (again) to try to get an investment of approx. 230 million for a New Plant. After we agreed to take concessions of 20 million the new plant was never approved and we never got our money back. Instead they built the first of three phases of a new acid plant that cost approx. 20 million dollars, so in theory the Union paid for this phase.

 court File No. BC-86-2019

IN THE COURT OF QUEENS BENCH OF NEW BRUNSWICK

TRIAL DIVISION

JUDICIAL DISTR}CT OF BATHURST

B ETW E E N:

GLENCORE CANADA CORPORATION,

RECEIVED AND FILED

Pla intiff,

REQU FT DEPOSÉ

and

           0 3 2019

UNITED STEEL, PAPER AND FORESTRY, RUBBER, MANUFACTURING, ENERGY, ALLIED INDUSTRIAL AND

COURT SERVICES

SERVŽCE AUX TRIBUNAUX

Respect the Court Order – Respect the Picket Line

 The New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench has issued a Court Order limiting our picket line to 6 individuals at the entrances or exits of the Smelter (check wording, what do they call the other exit, regardless of if they are USW Local 7085 Members. The Order is attached.

 The Local is scheduling 12 members (6 per entrance or exit) to be on the picket line at all times and it is imperative that you, your friends, and family DO NOT join the picket line unless you are scheduled to be there.

We thank everyone for all of their support, but we urge our members and all members of the community to respect the Injunction Order which has a limit of 6 picketers on the picket line. MEMBERS OF LOCAL 7085 AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, please, do not go to the picket line unless you're part of the team of 6 scheduled to be on the picket line. For more information, please contact the Local. In solidarity.

Court File No, BC-86-2019

IN THE COURT OF QUEENS BENCH OF NEW BRUNSWICK

TRIAL DIVISION

JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF BATHURST

BETWEEN:

GLENCORE CANADA CORPORATION,

 

Intended Plaintiff,

PtËCEiVÉO AND FjLEO REÇIJ ET DEPOSE

and

UNITED STEEL, PAPER AND FORESTRY, RUBBER,

APR 2 6 2019

MANUFACTURING, ENERGY, ALLIED INDUSTRIAL AND

COURT SERVtCES

Glencore Smelter Lockout Culminates Years of Anti-Labour Hostility

BELLEDUNE, N.B. – Today’s early-morning lockout of Brunswick Smelter employees culminates years of anti-worker hostility from management of multinational giant Glencore, the United Steelworkers (USW) says.

We will need strike captains. Normally we will have teams of 5 men per team for picket duty. With that said, we need a captain per each crew. The duties of the captain are to be in contact of their team and inform them of any new information and make sure they perform their picket duty and be the contact person. We will need approximately 50 captains and they will pick their team which will be best for traveling or guys that hang out together. Please contact any member of the negotiating committee or call the office at work at 522-7085 or call Bart at 543-5931

 

 

SUMMARY OF FINAL OFFER TO MODIFY THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT 2019

CHANGES

REASON FOR THE CHANGE

Wage Increases (pg. 22-24)

          2% increase in each year of the agreement (2019 – 2023)            Retro pay from March 1, 2019.

Increases will protect buying power for our employees. Increases are in line with the rate of inflation in New Brunswick (0.9%).