NEWS ADVISORY – Avenue II rally cancelled; blackout imposed

NEWS ADVISORY – Avenue II rally cancelled; blackout imposed

Canada NewsWire

THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – A rally by workers at Avenue II Community Program Services that had been scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 has been cancelled.

Avenue II and Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 738 have agreed to a media blackout on collective bargaining talks until further notice.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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Teamsters in Canada and the U.S. stand united during third renegotiation of NAFTA

Teamsters in Canada and the U.S. stand united during third renegotiation of NAFTA

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents members in the American and Canadian transport and manufacturing sectors, dispatched representatives to Ottawa to voice their workers’ concerns during the third round of NAFTA 2.0 renegotiations.

Several issues that are priorities for Teamsters are on the table in the third round of talks, including workers’ rights, dairy market access and highway safety. The Teamsters have also joined the chorus of civil society groups that are calling for the elimination of the controversial dispute settlement mechanism in NAFTA’s investment chapter whereby corporations can sue governments.

François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, sent a team of Union representatives to Ottawa to discuss several issues. David Froelich, head of the Dairy Division of Teamsters Canada, met with lead Canadian negotiators to discuss supply management in the dairy industry.

“We represent many workers in the dairy industry, especially in cheese making and processing,” reminded the President of Teamsters’ Canada. “We support supply management, particularly since this system is good for jobs and helps ensure food safety for Canadians. Access to the dairy market was not on the table when NAFTA was first negotiated, and it should not be part of the renegotiation.

“Furthermore, issues related to trucking, the apparel and warehousing industries concern our members, and we have to bring them to the attention of Canadian negotiators.”

International President James Hoffa from Washington, a member of two advisory committees to the U.S. Trade Representative, emphasized the importance of workers’ rights and strongly advised the U.S. delegation against tabling a labor chapter that fails to level the playing field among the three NAFTA countries.

“I have seen the first draft of the U.S. proposal on worker rights and it is inadequate,” Hoffa stated. “The Canadian text, however, goes farther and even addresses American right-to-work laws that depress wages and therefore attract companies in a ‘free trade’ race to the bottom. I urge the U.S. negotiators to work with us and with their Canadian counterparts to craft a labor chapter that will raise standards and wages throughout North America. Anything less should not be a starting point for these negotiations. It is imperative that a NAFTA replacement get it right when it comes to workers’ rights.”

In North America, workers represented by Teamsters are an integral part of the supply chain. With members in long-haul trucking and freight rail, at ports and in warehouses, as well as members in manufacturing and food processing, the Teamsters have a big stake in trade policy reform. In Washington and Ottawa and coast to coast, they will be monitoring the modernization of the flawed and failed NAFTA, and working together to make sure that the new NAFTA works for working families.

Teamsters represent 125,000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.

 

SOURCE Teamsters Canada

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Espace Orsainville – A New Residential Development in Charlesbourg by ImDevCo and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

Espace Orsainville – A New Residential Development in Charlesbourg by ImDevCo and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

Canada NewsWire

QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Real estate developer ImDevCo and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ announce the launch of Espace Orsainville, a 32-unit residential rental building in Québec City’s Charlesbourg borough. Located in Orsainville, a neighbourhood undergoing a major redevelopment, the building combines quality construction and exceptional prices. The project broke ground in August and is slated for completion in April 2018.

Espace Orsainville – A New Residential Development in Charlesbourg by ImDevCo and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ (Gilles L. Tremblay Architecte) (CNW Group/Fonds de solidarité FTQ)

The project in brief:

  • Four-storey above-ground building with 32 rental units;
  • Elevator and security system;
  • 1- and 2-bedroom apartments ranging from 700 ft2 to 1,101 ft2;
  • Rent starting at $835/month for a 3½ and $1,055/month for a 4½;
  • 34 underground parking spots plus storage lockers, bicycle parking, a car wash area and charging stations for electric vehicles;
  • A/C in every apartment and beautiful rooftop terrace.

Location:

  • Located at 17035 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard, in Charlesbourg (Orsainville neighbourhood), north of Québec City;
  • The area is a mix of residential and commercial properties, including grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, financial institutions and a golf course;
  • Easy access to Autoroute Laurentienne and near the Métrobus (reserved lane) to downtown Québec City and Sainte-Foy.

Quotes:

“Because of its strategic location for both drivers and public transit users, Espace Orsainville is a great opportunity for young professionals who prefer new construction. This project is also a great fit for those wishing to trade in home ownership for a modern, safe and carefree living environment. Espace Orsainville is being built in a neighbourhood that is undergoing a transformation. The building stands out for its exceptional quality-price ratio and superior construction compared to what is currently found on this stretch of Henri-Bourassa Boulevard. There are no high-quality rental properties in this area, and we are looking forward to developing this market.”
Gilles Pelletier, President and Project Manager, ImDevco

“With Espace Orsainville, we’re partners in 7 new or existing residential buildings in Québec City, totalling close to 700 units. There are still great opportunities to be had in the residential rental market, especially for new, quality units. Espace Orsainville is in an excellent location, within walking distance of all types of services. This project is evaluated at over $5.6 million and will create about 50 jobs.”
Normand Bélanger, President and CEO, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

About ImDevCo

Active in the business world and real estate industry for more than 30 years, ImDevCo specializes in real estate development and stands out for its quality construction. From design to delivery, ImDevCo understands all the complexities of the industry. Having participated in numerous projects with a total value of more than $70,000,000, ImDevCo intends to continue delivering properties that surpass its clients’ needs and expectations. www.imdevco.com

About the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

Created in 1991, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Québec by strategically investing in profitable and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with other industry leaders. The Fonds immobilier backs residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Québec, and is a member of the Canada Green Building Council. Visit www.fondsimmobilierftq.com

 

Espace Orsainville – A New Residential Development in Charlesbourg by ImDevCo and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ (Gilles L. Tremblay Architecte) (CNW Group/Fonds de solidarité FTQ)

SOURCE Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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