|Newsletter - March 2015
In the last newsletter, I wrote about companies tightening their belts and reducing their required days of service. Well……that didn't take long to prove as Money Mart just reduced their days of service from five days to three days. Unfortunately, I believe this trend will only continue.
|Newsletter - February 2015
2014 has passed and for me, personally, it was a bad year. Even though the Branch has been rebuilt, we continue to feel the fall-out effects with regards to our trucks that were replaced. The trucks that were given to us are for the most part in poor condition however we will continue our efforts to bring them up to acceptable standards.
|Newsletter - October 2014
As of recently, the companies solution to our concerns regarding safe use of the fire damaged trucks has been to ship them back and for us to acquire trucks from other branches. To my knowledge, only one of our trucks will be used by other branches where as the other one will be taken off the road pending proper cleaning.
|Newsletter - September 2014
In August, during my vacation period, I took advantage of the opportunity to attend the "Health & Welfare Conference" at our Education Centre in Port Elgin. The Conference provided workshops such as Intro to Worker's Compensation, Investigating Workplace Accidents and Challenges in the Workplace, and others related to Health & Safety.
|Union calls for regulatory overhaul in wake of armoured car shooting
The head of the union representing 2,000 workers in the armoured car industry across Canada says a series of recent robberies — including one that ended in a fatal shooting over the weekend in Longueuil — should serve as a wake-up call to the federal government.
|Newsletter - February 2014 - Part 2
As we wait for the decision on the company's appeal of the Canada Labour decision, we are concentrating our efforts to have our industry regulated. The Union hopes to meet with our MP’s, Glenn Thibeault, Claude Gravel and France Gelinas to ask for their support in our drive to have the industry regulated.
|Newsletter - February 2014 - Part 1
The recent workplace fire tragedy has devastated most of us, but luckily no one was hurt. Our daily routines have been changed and we will continue to face challenges for as long as it takes to rebuild our Branch. I encourage people to be patient and understanding as this slow process continues.
|Newsletter - December 2013
As we continue moving forward and dealing with the new attitude or stance that the company is taking, it is important now, more than ever, that we stay united. We must consolidate our efforts to ensure that the company follows the collective agreement and continue to exercise our right to a safe work environment.
|Ratification Vote - August 9th, 2013
A ratification vote meeting will be held at 6:00p.m. on Friday, August 9th at the Mine Mill Union Office Board Room.
|Press Release - Tentative Agreement Reached - July 30th, 2013
Mine Mill Local 598/CAW have reached a tentative agreement with Brinks Canada. A ratification vote meeting will be held at 6:00p.m. on Friday, August 9th.