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    The following is a link for those wishing to purchase union-made facemasks:

    https://americanrootswear.com/

Friday, July 3

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    Brad Greve updated 2020
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Thursday, July 2

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    Le 2 juillet 2020 - Vendredi, le syndicat a été informé par Telus qu’un membre avait osé épingler sur une porte du bureau central en Alberta une affiche de la Section locale sur laquelle on pouvait lire : « Merci à tous les travailleurs (ses) en télécommunications qui permettent aux Canadiens (nes) de travailler de la maison ». La direction a retiré l’affiche car celle-ci n’avait pas été épinglée sur un tableau syndical.

    Cette affiche a été récemment envoyée à tous les membres, le PDF est téléchargeable ici (n’hésitez pas à l’imprimer).

    Le membre qui a épinglé cette affiche l’a probablement fait en supposant que Telus n’y verrait pas d’objection, puisqu’elle reflète le discours habituel de la direction selon lequel ses travailleuses et travailleurs sont indispensables pour garder le Canada connecté et permettre au pays de continuer de fonctionner normalement pendant la crise de la COVID-19, et que tous les efforts des travailleurs sont appréciés, en particulier ceux qui ne sont pas en mesure de travailler de la maison.

    Le membre a vraisemblablement épinglé l’affiche pour se rappeler à lui-même ainsi qu’à ses collègues que leur travail a de la valeur et que leurs sacrifices sont utiles, ce que l’on a tendance à oublier lorsque l’on travaille dans un environnement où l’employeur considère que les statistiques sont plus importantes que les individus. 

    Cependant, la direction a choisi de considérer cette affiche dans le contexte « Entreprise contre Syndicat », affirmant que c’était du « matériel syndical » qui devait rester confiné au coin de bureau où se trouve le tableau syndical. En vertu de la convention collective, la direction peut peut-être retirer une affiche syndicale épinglée sur une porte, mais elle n’était pas obligée de le faire. Elle aurait pu laisser l’affiche épinglée, car celle-ci était un signe d’appréciation de nos membres les uns envers les autres. Le respect et l’équité aurait dû dicter à l’entreprise de ne pas retirer cette affiche, qu’elle en ait le droit ou non. Simplement pour éviter que ses employés ne voient le logo du syndicat sur une affiche qui reflète par ailleurs son propre discours, l’entreprise a montré ses vraies couleurs. Ne vous laissez pas berner !

    Bien que les membres ne puissent peut-être pas épingler ces affiches sur la porte d’un bureau, vous avez le droit de les épingler dans de nombreux autres endroits, notamment :

    • Dans votre camion d’entreprise
    • À votre bureau si vous travaillez toujours dans les locaux de l’entreprise
    • Partout où vous êtes autorisé à afficher...
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    July 2, 2020 - On Friday, the Union was notified by Telus that a member had dared to post the Local’s poster that reads, “Thanks to all Telecom Workers that allow Canadians to work from home” on a door within a Central Office in Alberta, and that management had taken the poster down as it wasn’t on a Union Board. 

    This poster was recently mailed to all members, the PDF is here (feel free to print).

    Whoever posted this poster very likely did so under the assumption that of course Telus would not take issue with it as it reflects the sentiment that management continually claims to believe, that their workers are vital to Canada’s effort to stay connected and functioning during the COVID-19 crisis, and that all workers’ efforts are appreciated, especially those who are not able to do their job at home.

    The member likely posted the poster to remind themselves and their coworkers that they are of value and that their sacrifices are worth something, which is sometimes easy to forget in a corporate environment where it can feel like the employer thinks your stats are more important than you are.

    However, management chose to view this poster with the lens of “Company vs Union”, saying that it was simply “Union materials” to be confined to whatever corner of the office they had placed the Union Board. They may legally have the ability under the Collective Agreement to remove a poster produced by the Union from a door, but they didn’t have to. They could have let our members appreciate one another visibly by keeping the poster up. Respect and fairness means not doing everything you can get away with. To gain the benefit of not having their employees see the Union logo on a sign that otherwise states what they say they believe in, the company has shown their true colours. Don’t be fooled!

    While members may not be entitled to place these posters on an office door, you have the right to put them in many other places, including:

    • In your company truck
    • At your desk if you still work out of an office
    • Anywhere you are presently allowed to post personal items

    As well, the Local is now inspired to launch a contest to find who can display this poster in the most creative and effective way, and the prizes will be $500 Visa gift cards! However, members must respect the company’s desire not to be associated with a poster that describes how valuable your work is if it has a Union logo on it. We’ll send out a hotline soon to announce the start of the contest, and...

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    *Join us in fighting back against the layoffs at Essentia Health by signing this call to action! [1]*
     
    *Join us in fighting back against the layoffs at Essentia Health by signing this call to action! [1]*
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    [/Join us on Saturday, June 27 for an informational picket in Spooner.  We'll be on the corner of River Street and Walnut Street from 10am to 11am/.]
      
     
    Among the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 crisis – the tens of thousands of lost lives and millions of lost livelihoods – lay a glimmer of hope. Ordinary people stepped up every day to do what’s right, putting the needs of their communities ahead of their own.
     
    Among the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 crisis – the tens of thousands of lost lives and millions of lost livelihoods – lay a glimmer of hope. Ordinary people stepped up every day to do what’s right, putting the needs of their communities ahead of their own.
     
    This is especially true of the brave front-line workers who risked their own lives to ensure we all have the necessary goods and services to continue to live comfortably. No one exemplifies this spirit of shared responsibility, communal sacrifice, and civic mindedness more than members of USW Local 9460, health care workers at Essentia Health.
     
    This is especially true of the brave front-line workers who risked their own lives to ensure we all have the necessary goods and services to continue to live comfortably. No one exemplifies this spirit of shared responsibility, communal sacrifice, and civic mindedness more than members of USW Local 9460, health care workers at Essentia Health.
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    ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL UPDATE: The contract for the St. Luke's Hospital workers was set to expire, but the company and the union have agreed to extend it for one month until July 31st. The extension is because of the pandemic. We'll keep you posted about any further changes.

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    June 30, 2020 - Hello Brothers and Sisters,

    Grievances have now been filed under all three of our Collective Agreements with Shaw in regards to Shaw’s recent layoffs, and the first level meetings have each been held. The company has so far denied all grievances.

    We have grieved this downsizing initiative on several fronts: 

    • Automation – We believe that these layoffs do not fall within the scope of the Automation language of the Collective Agreement, as claimed by Shaw;
    • Layoffs Out of Seniority – Any layoffs must be done in adherence to the lay-off provisions in the collective agreement with respect to seniority
    • Foremen demotion/reclassification – The forced demotion of your foremen brothers was completely unnecessary
    • Use of contractors during layoff – Where there is work to be done after a layoff, Shaw must adhere to the collective agreement and give it to our workers rather than contractors.

    Our proposed resolve is quite clear – adhere to the bargained collective agreement and return our workers to their jobs! 

    As you know, the grievance process is the mechanism outlined in the labour code to resolve disputes between rounds of bargaining. It has been able to achieve several positive resolves for our unit. Unfortunately, it can be a very lengthy process. Case in point, “The 54” hearing finally wrapped up this February and we are awaiting the decision of the arbitrator.

    As a refresher, here’s a quick run down of our grievance procedure: 

    • Step 1: The grievance is presented to the company at the shop steward level with local management. If no resolve is reached, the Union may proceed to step 2. This step usually takes a bit more than a month;
    • Step 2: The grievance is presented by a Local Union Representative, and at least one member of the unit executive, to Labour Relations and local management. Further discussion of the articles we allege are being infringed upon takes place in an attempt to reach a suitable resolution. Depending on the sincerity of the discussions between the parties in attempting to reach a resolve, this step may take a bit more than a month;
    • Step 3: The Union has a national Grievance Committee that reviews all files and acts as a support structure to the Local Union Representative, helping to identify strengths and holes in a case prior to approving the file to be submitted to arbitration. If the file is approved to proceed, the Union notifies the company of its intent to proceed to arbitration. This is the step that takes the longest. Depending on the reason for arbitration, and which certification the grievance...
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Wednesday, July 1

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    This awareness-level training is designed for workers and community members to recognize signs and symptoms of stress related to disasters and pandemics. This course will also help participants to build resilience by understanding stress reduction and coping strategies.
     
    This awareness-level training is designed for workers and community members to recognize signs and symptoms of stress related to disasters and pandemics. This course will also help participants to build resilience by understanding stress reduction and coping strategies.
     
    *Click here* [5] to register for Tuesday, July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. (ET).
     
    *Click here* [5] to register for Tuesday, July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. (ET).
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    [1] https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucu6qqTIjE9B0buE_08byel7Bbpm3UQwf
     
    [1] https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucu6qqTIjE9B0buE_08byel7Bbpm3UQwf
     
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    [5] https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodeqrqTMjH9TQ2KX33CeTeNvdvFLu7pIU
     
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