Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on the latest news within the local. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

CURRENT BARGAINING

Negotiations for a Provincial master agreement resume Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Calgary with the Canadian Media Producers Association.

At MTE Logistix Calgary, members rejected the company’s concession offer for their upcoming Collective Agreement by 100 per cent. We had 100 per cent of the membership in attendance.

A memorandum of agreement has been reached for Triple Random. The Union will be sending the memorandum to the membership for their consideration.

UPCOMING BARGAINING 
Proposals were taken from the membership for the upcoming negotiations for Lafarge Concrete in Edmonton this weekend.

Proposal mail out this week for the Clean Harbor membership, which contains a self-addressed postage paid return envelope. Bargaining dates are confirmed May 23 – 25 and June 13- 15, with the location to be determined.

Heavy Haul (Mammoet Canada Western, Premay Equipment, Rebel Transport, NCSG Transtech and Sarens Canada) opening letters have been sent to these employers notifying them of our intentions to negotiate a new term for our Collective Bargaining Agreements. The Union will be sending out letters to our members looking for their proposals in the next couple of weeks.

CURRENT MEETINGSLocal unions monthly executive board meeting was held Monday in Red Deer. You can get to know the local’s leadership in the about section on teamsters362.com

Some of our business agents had a Town Hall Meeting this past Sunday for Lafarge Edmonton Members to discuss the application to the Labour Board, put in by the Union.

This weekend there will be a town hall Meeting for Inland Edmonton Members to discuss the application to the Labour Board, put in by the Company.

EXCITING NEWS

We have launched our brand new website! Make sure you go to teamsters362.com and check out the new features.

The feature film Hard Powder for Canal goes to Camera this week, along with the feature film Puppy Love.

Some of our leadership attended a refresher training course on Tuesday held by WestlawNext Canada, which is a service that provides an online research tool to review relevant case law and decisions. This is a great tool for agents to research similar cases related to grievances filed by the membership. Yet another resource to ensure that our membership is being represented to the fullest.

We were successful in returning two employees back to work at YRC Reimer, who were terminated without proper cause.

This week Leon Babahanov returns to his regular duties and schedule after the award from the Canadian Joint Grievance Panel from March 8th unanimously agreed to re-instate his employment after being terminated Feb.7, 2017.

Teamsters 362 in conjunction with the Building Trades of Alberta have now forwarded to the Alberta Government our list of proposals for the upcoming Labour Code amendments. Find out more information here. http://bta.ca/