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isotopes!MDS Nordion and the Public Service Alliance of Canada reached a tentative agreement on October 4, 2007. The three (3) year agreement was ratified by the membership on October 11, 2007.

Some of the highlights of the agreement include:

  • Effective April 1, 2007, an economic increase of 4.25% plus an additional 0.75% for the V9 and V10 classifications
  • Effective April 1, 2008, an economic increase of 3% plus an additional step to be added to the top of the existing salary grid (with a 3% increase)
  • Effective April 1, 2009, an economic increase of 3%
  • Improvements to the Vacation, Bereavement and Illness in the Family Leaves
  • Improvements to the Group Insurance Plans

Over 40 PSAC members work at MDS Nordion in Vancouver. Nordion produces medical isotopes for worldwide distribution. The revised collective agreement has an expiry date of March 31, 2010.

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The third negotiation session between the Public Service Alliance of Canada and MDS Nordion Inc. is scheduled for July 23 and 24, 2007. The first meeting between the parties was held from April 25 to 27, 2007. The second meeting was scheduled from May 8 to 11, 2007, but was cut short due to the employer representatives not having the mandate to deal with the Union’s monetary issues.

The major outstanding issues include wages, benefits, vacation, shift schedules and job security.

Approximately 40 PSAC members work at MDS Nordion Inc. in Vancouver. Nordion produces medical isotopes for worldwide distribution. The collective agreement expired March 31, 2007.

Bargaining update: MDS Nordion

isotopesNegotiations between the Public Service Alliance of Canada and MDS Nordion Inc. are scheduled to commence on April 25, 2007. The parties have agreed to meet April 25 to 27 and May 8 to 11, 2007.

Approximately 40 PSAC members work at MDS Nordion Inc. in Vancouver. Nordion produces medical isotopes for worldwide distribution. The collective agreement expired March 31, 2007.

Updated @ 2PM: A vote has taken place and the new collective agreement has been ratified.

Limousine company ends strike at Vancouver Airport

Mar, 31 2006 – 8:30 AM – VANCOVUER/CKNW(AM980) – Drivers for the exclusive limousine provider at the Vancouver Airport are no longer on strike.

A picket line that went up yesterday outside the shell road head office of Limo Jet Gold has been taken down because a tentative deal has been reached.

The 30 drivers are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada and Union rep Patti Ducharme says the agreement could be quickly approved. “I expect the agreement will be ratified if not today, some time tomorrow,” said Ducharme.

The limousine service is owned by Herb Dhaliwal, a former Liberal MP and Cabinet Minister.

source: cknw.com

Update @ 2PM: Unionized FedEx workers refused to make deliveries to the entire complex where LimoJet’s main office is located. Picketing continues as talks have resumed on both sides. Here are some photos from the picket line.

Picket lines went up at 8:30 a.m. this morning in front of the Limojet offices on Shell Road in Richmond. When Principal Herb Dhaliwal decided to leave the Limojet offices, PSAC Members blocked Herb’s exit using Limousines and their bodies. Despite his best efforts, Herb was unable to leave the parking lot. A few minutes later after parking his car Herb was seen leaving the area on foot and was picked up moments later on Shell Road.

Picket at Vancouver Airport not expected to disrupt services

Mar, 30 2006 – 8:10 AM – VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) – A picket line at Vancouver’s International Airport is not expected to disrupt services this morning, unless you’re planning to take a limousine.

Contract talks between Limo Jet Gold and its unionized drivers have broken off, so the 30-members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada have walked off the job.

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For Immediate Release: VANCOUVER – Picket lines could be up at Vancouver International Airport Thursday morning at 8:00 am as members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be in a legal strike position against their employer Limo Jet Gold Express Ltd.

The PSAC represents drivers at Limo Jet, the exclusive provider of limousine service at the Vancouver International Airport. “Management at Limo Jet, have refused to seriously deal with the issue of dispatch fees and allow its employees to make a decent living” said Patty Ducharme, PSAC’s Regional Executive Vice-President for BC.

“On average PSAC members are paying more in dispatch fees to Limojet then they earn in wages to support their families,” Ducharme added. “Instead of getting serious about bargaining Limojet ownership is threatening to close the operation and put people out of work.”

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