On July 1, Remtec workers in Chambly ratified a new employment contract with their employer.
Workers at the giant Demix Aggregates plant in St-Jacques-le-Mineur voted 100% in favour of a strike mandate. Their union, Teamsters Local Union 1791, will strike at the appropriate time. The workers rejected 100% of the employer's latest offers at the same union meeting held on June 22.
Last Thursday, in Webb, SK, the C.P. Rail Engineering Health & Safety Policy Committee visited the roadside memorial honouring the twenty-two CP employees who died on May 28, 1980, to pay their respects. A moment of silence was held, and twenty-two flowers were laid in remembrance.
Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and Teamsters Local 362 jointly announced the successful negotiation of a three-year master agreement. The new deal, which has been ratified by the members of both parties, establishes the terms, conditions and rates for crew including drivers, wranglers and caterers engaged in film, TV and digital media production in Alberta.
I was saddened to learn this week that Sister Aline Lachapelle, former president of Teamsters Local Union 1998, passed away. She was the first woman to become president of a Teamster local union in Canada.