Shaw

April 29, 2020 - Your Union is grieving Shaw’s recent lay-off action on several fronts, as the company conducted the lay-off in a manner that contradicts the Collective Agreement in several ways.

April 23, 2020 - For the attention of our members at Shaw: 

Recently you will have heard in the news that last quarter your employer, Shaw, posted their profit numbers at approximately $155 MILLION. This would normally be reason to celebrate, but unfortunately, Shaw has decided to take this opportunity to downsize their workforce, unfortunately including some of our members of Unit 60. 

April 15, 2020 - Last week, Shaw Cablesystems notified the Union that they intended to downsize their workforce under our Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford collective agreements. They proposed to do this through a voluntary exit package.

November 8, 2019 - Three years ago, Shaw Cablesystems laid off 54 of our members in violation of the collective agreement and the TFR (Technical Field Representative) classification. By doing so, the company deliberately trampled on the seniority list. 

To this day, the Union is still battling through the arbitration process. More meetings with the company are scheduled in the new year.

October 25, 2019 - On October 23 and 24, 2019, meetings were held in Langley and Burnaby respectively for Unit 60 members under the Vancouver/Richmond, Surrey/Langley and Abbotsford Shaw Collective Agreements. The purpose of these meetings was to discuss and vote upon a proposal to change the financial institution that members’ RRSP funds would be initially deposited at to the Bank of Montreal.

Each of the three Unit 60 bargaining units (Vancouver/Richmond, Surrey/Langley, and Abbotsford) decide independently whether the change is ratified for that bargaining unit alone.