Courageous restaurant workers at the Rainforest Café in Niagara Falls have been seeking a first contract from their employer Canadian Niagara Hotels for over a year and have been on strike since April 7th.
We were invited by our Liberal MP, Jean Rioux. We met him in the reception area to talk about the status of collective bargaining. We also had a chance to meet the following MPs: Jean Rioux, Denis Paradis, François-Philippe Champagne, Diane Lebouthillier and Joyce Murray.
We asked Minister Murray to return to the bargaining table with reasonable offers.
The CEIU National Human Rights/Race Relations (HRRR) Conference is fast approaching and matters dealt with by this conference will be in the form of resolutions which are either adopted or defeated by the accredited delegates in attendance at the Conference.
The Canada Employment and Immigration Union is pleased to be able to offer fifteen (15) $2,000.00 National Scholarships to CEIU members in good standing, their spouse, their common-law spouse (including same sex partners) and/or their dependant(s).
The National Executive (NE) met in Gatineau, Quebec from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th, 2019 with training on the morning of April 5th.
The February 5th, 2019 minutes of the NE conference call were approved at this meeting and are now available on the CEIU website. Should you, as a member of CEIU, wish to read or view these minutes or the previous minutes of the National Executive meetings, please contact a member of your Local Executive, as they have been provided with the password to access these minutes.
On March 21st, 2019, CEIU sent Locals throughout the country an update on the SMSM-1102 file, including documents for the members. We invite the members to contact their local union officers for further information.
The employees and members of CEIU extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to our Muslim friends, to the victims and their families, and, to the community for the senseless attack at the New Zealand mosque that claimed 50 lives.
International Women's Day is observed annually on March 8th. It is this day that we celebrate women around the world and the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women while continuing to campaign for greater progress.
In response to grievances filed in 2008, hundreds of CEIU members working at Service Canada have been given new job descriptions that reflects the work they have been doing for years, and will be receiving retroactive pay going back, in some cases, to 2006.
CEIU was invited to an in-person meeting yesterday with senior management at ESDC/Service Canada.
The purpose of the meeting was to share with our union the results of the interdepartmental classification committee assessment of the new job description presented in September 2018. The meeting was held in camera.
A call for nominations for the position of 2nd Alternate National Vice-President for the Quebec Region has just been sent out to all CEIU Local Presidents in Quebec to post on their Union’s bulletin boards.
The CEIU Human Rights / Race Relations (HRRR) Committee is pleased to announce the CEIU Human Rights / Race Relations Conference to be held September 14 and 15, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg.
A call for nominations for three (3) positions of Alternate National Vice-Presidents has just been sent out to all CEIU Local Presidents in the respective regions to post on their Union’s bulletin boards.
This month marks the third holiday season that we have suffered under the debacle of the Phoenix pay system with no relief in sight. It seems that our employers still do not comprehend what it means to be, once again, going into the holidays uncertain about how much we will be paid for our labour, or even if we will be paid at all!
It has been nearly 30 years since December 6, 1989, when an armed male student walked into an Engineering class at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, forced the men to leave, murdered 14 women and injured 10 others stating he was “fighting feminism”. Then he shot himself.
The union team was waiting for feedback from the employer on the new suggestions and comments sent in April 2018 regarding the revised CGIO job description at Integrity and the SDA-1s within Income Security Programs.
In July 2018, the employer confirmed that the new job description will apply only to employees that perform work related to pension services (benefit delivery services) and integrity services.
In September 2018, the employer confirmed that it had completed its review with the various key management actors to establish a final job description.
The next step will be that the Department will set up an interdepartmental classification committee in late October to evaluate the job description and determine its group and level. Once this committee has issued its final report, the Department will meet with the labour side to share the classified job description and the evaluation results. Then, these documents will be shared with benefit delivery services and integrity services employees.
The employer expects to be in a position to meet with the labour side during the next quarter.
We will keep you advised about this next step and we invite the members involved in these cases to continue to visit the CEIU website for updates.