Thread regarding Enbridge Inc. layoffs

Union Gas People . Time to go Unionized.

Enbridge settles to union personell withe better pensions, benefits 2X overtime, increased STIP , etc etc.
Then non Union gets screwed over on all the above.
No reason to not to be unless you enjoyed less

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy

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Unfortunately most do not understand how various departments within a company get unionized within a close shop union like the one at Enbridge.

Of course the Union would like more members, but they always balance that off with higher wages and benefits for their current members during negotiations on a new collective agreement.

While their is a litmus test use by Provincial governments on what jobs qualify for unionization in a company ( ie. are they supervisors with people under them or not as an example ). It usually boils down to the Union attempting to unionize a department or function within the company, then the company saying how bout we give you x% and certain benefits increases ( or at least holding the line ) in exchange for you dropping that issue. This all transpires at collective bargaining. It is treated as a monetary item and in the end the Union will always take more money for existing members over obtaining new members. If the Company does allow a department to Unionize it is most like because they don't really care, and that speaks volumes on how it perceives those workers. Believe me if they had a choice there would be no Union, so adding more members, as I have already stated means they don't really care. I know because I have sat on both sides of the table during collective bargaining within a closed shop union at Enbridge.

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-zuhy

If you are field tech like myself I think we should all talk to our local union reps.
Just tired of being given less benefits and pay raise etc and more work.
I did here dawn tech are now Unionized. I think the best decision is to become unionized too.
So let's all approach our local reps and get it rolling.

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-zlwo

STO Controls Techs at Dawn joined the Union Thursday.

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-vior

Rumor has it a group has unionized, what happened, any more information?

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-uofc

Ya we only got what we wanted because they’re going to outsource us soon, I’m sure as soon as collective agreement ends! So it’s not that great! Contact Centres and Customer Care employs hundreds of people and Enbridge doesn’t care at all because they’ll just outsource to Accenture and we’ll all be unemployed!

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-blul

join Unifor they fought hard for their members whereas the steelworkers union took what everyone else has now. Is there a Union in your area? Maybe talk to the president there or reach out to Unifor directly.

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-5nyi

I agree, will definitely help, but have no idea how to start. I can get an off site facility if we want to gather all those interested. We would need to advertise the event, possibly invite some union leadership to determine next steps. Does anyone know what we have to do first?

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Post ID: @10xKnJpy-oie

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