MAP Communications

Every year on April 28, we recognize the National Day of Mourning across Canada. This day is dedicated to remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job. This year it hits especially close to our Local. It will have been 16 days since we lost our Brother Keith Murphy to a fatal workplace accident.

April 1, 2022 - On March 30th and 31st, Unit 63 MAP Communications members attended two ratification meetings held via Zoom video conferencing. 

March 25, 2022 - As previously announced, a tentative agreement was reached with MAP Communications on March 1, 2022.

All MAP Communications members have a voice by voting on the tentative collective agreement.

All members are encouraged to attend one of the ratification meetings on Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 am or Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.

The ratification meetings will be held via Zoom video conferencing.

March 4, 2022 - Your Bargaining Committee would like to announce that we reached a tentative agreement with MAP Communications on March 1st, 2022 following talks on February 4th, 25th and March 1st.

February 2, 2022 - On February 1st, the Union and Company met to begin bargaining a revised collective agreement for our members working at MAP Communications.

The Company bargaining committee consists of chief negotiator Ron Waine, Vice President, Operations (Canada), Ashley Grodecki, and Tasha Walker.

In preparation for bargaining, the Union surveyed the membership and learned job security and work-life balance are top priorities of the members.

December 6, 2021 - Your Bargaining Committee consists of Louise Davis (Unit 63), Steve McWhirter (Union Representative), and Perry Pasqualetto (Chief Union Spokesperson). The current Agreement is in effect until December 20, 2021, but it is important to remember that the terms of the current Agreement are maintained while bargaining continues and until a new Collective Agreement is ratified by the membership.

June 30, 2021 - Members’ children graduating from high school and registering in any post-secondary public institution have one month left to submit their application and seize the financial opportunity of a USW Local 1944 scholarship! There are 3 scholarships of $750 and 4 scholarships of $1,000.

June 12, 2019 - Yesterday, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Unit 63 members from the Stericycle certification attended two ratification meetings in Richmond, BC.

Results of the ratification vote for the proposed USW Local 1944-Stericycle Collective Agreement have been tabulated and the agreement has been ratified. It will be signed by the Local Union and the Company and will be effective, upon signing, from December 21, 2018 to December 31, 2020.