Labor relations

Lundin Mining Announces New Collective Agreement with Candelaria AOS Union

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 3:45am

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --(TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") announced today the Candelaria AOS Union (the "Union"), which represents approximately 550 workers at its Candelaria operations in Chile, has ratified a new 30-month collective agreement.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --(TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") announced today the Candelaria AOS Union (the "Union"), which represents approximately 550 workers at its Candelaria operations in Chile, has ratified a new 30-month collective agreement.
  • As part of the collective bargaining cycle, Candelaria is in the legislated negotiation process with the two supervisor unions, which combined represent approximately 230associates.
  • An agreement was reached with the LMC AOS Union during advanced negotiations in May 2020.
  • The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Mining under the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

EESC calls for enhanced social dialogue in the EU

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:08pm

In the EESC's view, the lessons learnt from previous crises indicate that prompt social partner involvement and political support from the authorities are among the key factors for successfully dealing with the immediate consequences of a crisis. Based on that, the EESC lists below several recommendations for sound post-pandemic management in the near future:active social partner involvement in designing and implementing national recovery plans to enhance the quality of policy design, engage social partners in implementation and build trust;better cooperation between the social partners and the European Commission in ensuring the consistent use of European resources on the basis of medium- to long-term planning;specific action, including an ad hoc temporary financial instrument to support social partners' capacity-building needs and help manage the consequences of the pandemic;sound corporate governance, including in restructuring processes resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, based on social dialogue, collective bargaining and respect for workers' rights to information, consultation and participation, which can make it possible to meet positive economic targets, as well as social and environmental goals. Social dialogue is a pillar of the European social model that can be used to swiftly respond to crises and deal with their consequences.

Key Points: 
  • In the EESC's view, the lessons learnt from previous crises indicate that prompt social partner involvement and political support from the authorities are among the key factors for successfully dealing with the immediate consequences of a crisis. Based on that, the EESC lists below several recommendations for sound post-pandemic management in the near future:
    • active social partner involvement in designing and implementing national recovery plans to enhance the quality of policy design, engage social partners in implementation and build trust;
    • better cooperation between the social partners and the European Commission in ensuring the consistent use of European resources on the basis of medium- to long-term planning;
    • specific action, including an ad hoc temporary financial instrument to support social partners' capacity-building needs and help manage the consequences of the pandemic;
    • sound corporate governance, including in restructuring processes resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, based on social dialogue, collective bargaining and respect for workers' rights to information, consultation and participation, which can make it possible to meet positive economic targets, as well as social and environmental goals.
    • Social dialogue is a pillar of the European social model that can be used to swiftly respond to crises and deal with their consequences.
    • Yet in many countries it is still fragmented and takes place only occasionally The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) threw its support behind fostering effective social dialogue in EU Member States as it plays a key role in shaping economic, labour and social policies that create better living and working conditions across the EU.
    • The opinion, drafted at the request of the German EU Presidency, aims to give an overview of the practice of social dialogue in the Member States, examining it in the context of past crises.
    • However, to be effective, social dialogue must include representative and legitimate social partners as well as the governments committed to engaging in it.
    • European social dialogue is an inalienable component of the European social model and is enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, supported by EU legislation and recognised in the European Pillar of Social Rights.
    • If social dialogue played a stronger role in this area, this could help secure a consensus between workers and businesses.
    • The European social model, which drives the competitiveness of European companies, is best promoted by sound corporate governance based on social dialogue, collective bargaining and respect for workers' rights to information, consultation and participation.
  • Parents and Workers Concerned after Tropicana Management Hires Strikebreakers for Childcare Centers

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:17am

    TORONTO, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tropicana management has hired childcare workers from MeLor Inc. to cross the picket line during the first day of the Tropicana workers' strike.

    Key Points: 
    • TORONTO, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tropicana management has hired childcare workers from MeLor Inc. to cross the picket line during the first day of the Tropicana workers' strike.
    • Strikebreakers from MeLor Inc., a child care staffing agency, were observed entering Tropicana's childcare centers during the early morning.
    • Parents and Tropicana staff are concerned about the detrimental effects on child wellness by the introduction of unknown and hastily-hired childcare workers.
    • When asked about her thoughts on Tropicana management hiring strikebreakers to substitute regular staff, Saturnino said: "I don't feel comfortable with it.

    Electronic Arts, NHL and NHLPA Extend Multi-Year Deal to Bring More Hockey Games to Millions

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 2:15pm

    Today, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) announced a multi-year renewal to their partnership.

    Key Points: 
    • Today, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) announced a multi-year renewal to their partnership.
    • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201105005675/en/
      The new agreement arrives as the world enjoys the widely successful EA SPORTS NHL.
    • The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), established in 1967, is a labour organization whose members are the players in the National Hockey League (NHL).
    • NHLPA, National Hockey League Players' Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA.

    Bee-Clean Janitors Win Paid Sick Days, Health Benefits, and a Wage Boost in their First Collective Agreement

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 4:54pm

    Namely, it includes a considerable wage boost, paid sick days, and employer-paid health and dental benefits.

    Key Points: 
    • Namely, it includes a considerable wage boost, paid sick days, and employer-paid health and dental benefits.
    • Teresita Garvez, Bee-Clean janitor who works cleaning the Guinness Tower in Vancouver, reflects on the new collective agreement: Im happy for everything.
    • Garvez considers the health benefits one of the janitors most important successes: The benefits are a big victory for us.
    • Most janitors in British Columbia are non-unionized and work for minimum wage, with no access to paid sick days and health benefits.

    Canadian Publishers Call for Canadian Government to Tackle Google/Facebook Monopoly

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

    The time to tackle the global web giants, as the federal government indicated in September, is now."

    Key Points: 
    • The time to tackle the global web giants, as the federal government indicated in September, is now."
    • Key elements of the Australian model include:
      An effective approach that requires no new government funding, consumer taxes, or user fees.
    • Publishers, with the approval of government, form a collective bargaining unit to negotiate compensation for the use of their content and intellectual property.
    • News Media Canada is calling on the government to tackle the web giants and adopt the Australian model in Canada.

    Carnegie Museum Workers File for Union Election

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 9:00pm

    The group, working under the banner of the United Museum Workers, announced their organizing drive on June 29 and are now seeking a formal vote through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

    Key Points: 
    • The group, working under the banner of the United Museum Workers, announced their organizing drive on June 29 and are now seeking a formal vote through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
    • "Workers continued organizing throughout the pandemic and found renewed strength in our fight for a safe museum for employees and the public alike."
    • By filing for a certification election, the United Museum Workers seek to create a wall-to-wall collective bargaining unit comprising the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, and central administrative staff.
    • "The founder of our museums, Andrew Carnegie, made his fortunes on the backs of thousands of workers who labored for low pay in extremely hazardous conditions.We intend to honor this legacy by voting for union representation."

    Main messages from the Tripartite Social Summit, 14 October 2020

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:06pm

    The topic of the Tripartite Social Summit was "Implementing together an inclusive economic and social recovery in Europe". The discussions were structured around the following questions: How can the Resilience and Recovery Facility best support economic growth, job creation and social resilience necessary for a socially fair recovery?How can the EU’s recovery funds best contribute to achieving the new EU 2030 climate target?How can the recovery accelerate a fair digital transition and foster opportunities for workers and SMEs?What role for social dialogue in ensuring the success of NextGenerationEU?Social partners are playing a central role in articulating an effective response to the crisis and they will continue to do so in the implementation of the Recovery plan.

    Key Points: 
  • The topic of the Tripartite Social Summit was "Implementing together an inclusive economic and social recovery in Europe". The discussions were structured around the following questions: 
    • How can the Resilience and Recovery Facility best support economic growth, job creation and social resilience necessary for a socially fair recovery?
    • How can the EU’s recovery funds best contribute to achieving the new EU 2030 climate target?
    • How can the recovery accelerate a fair digital transition and foster opportunities for workers and SMEs?
    • What role for social dialogue in ensuring the success of NextGenerationEU?
    • Social partners are playing a central role in articulating an effective response to the crisis and they will continue to do so in the implementation of the Recovery plan.
    • This Tripartite Social Summit is a necessary opportunity to act together.
    • The Recovery Plan is essentially a transformation plan and workers and companies are at the forefront of this massive transformation.
    • We are joining forces to promote a green, digital and fair recovery that boosts growth and creates jobs for all Europeans.
    • The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said: We want to recover from this crisis together.
    • We need everyone on board and dialogue between governments and social partners is key to our success.
    • They are crucial to the process of building a social Europe and ensuring social cohesion.
    • To overcome the crisis, we need a fair and social Europe that is economically strong and fit for the future.
  • United States Contingent Workforce Management Services Procurement Research Report 2020 Featuring ManpowerGroup, Allegis, Randstad, Adecco & Kelly Services - ResearchAndMarkets.com

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 10:52am

    The "Contingent Workforce Management Services in the US - Procurement Research Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

    Key Points: 
    • The "Contingent Workforce Management Services in the US - Procurement Research Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
    • This report is intended to assist buyers of contingent workforce management services.
    • Managed service providers (MSPs) develop comprehensive plans to manage their clients' contingent workforces, including temporary, temp-to-hire and contract workers.
    • This report excludes staffing services not included under an umbrella MSP.

    EESC gives its input to the debate on decent minimum wages in Europe

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:07am

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted the opinion Decent minimum wages across Europe following the European Parliament's request for an exploratory opinion.

    Key Points: 
    • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted the opinion Decent minimum wages across Europe following the European Parliament's request for an exploratory opinion.
    • Figures show that about one in ten workers in the EU earn around or below the national statutory minimum wage.
    • In some countries, the existing minimum wage floors are currently not sufficient for workers to be lifted out of poverty by employment alone.
    • The EESC said in the opinion that it remained concerned that poverty in general and in-work poverty were still significant problems in many Member States.
    • In its view, fair minimum wages could help reduce poverty among working poor people, combined with person-centred, integrated and active inclusion policies.
    • Wages represent payment for work done, and are one of the factors that ensure mutual benefits for companies and workers.
    • Ensuring that workers across the EU benefit from decent minimum wages must be an essential part of the EU's recovery strategy.
    • For the Workers' Group, it is undisputable that all workers should be protected by fair minimum wages allowing a decent standard of living wherever they work.

    BACKGROUND

      • The Commission launched the first phase of the social partner consultations in January 2020, setting out a number of ways in which EU action could prove beneficial in enabling all EU workers to earn a living wage.
      • In June 2020, the second-phase consultations were launched, with the Commission spelling out the policy objectives of a possible initiative: ensuring that all workers in the EU are protected by a fair minimum wage which provides them with a decent standard of living wherever they work.
      • At the same time, the Commission said that access to employment would be safeguarded and the effects on job creation and competitiveness taken into account.