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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba A8 LOCAL WINNIPEG FREE FEBRUARY 2001 Federal prison guards caught in union dispute ByAldoSantln FEDERAL prison guards at Stony Mountain Institution and Rock wood Institution have found themselves caught up in a national dispute between the union that repre sents them and the union that wants to represent At stake is a hefty per cent pay increase thats been put on hold pend ing the outcome of a uniott member ship vote next I took a lot of ribbing from family and friends when the tentative agree ment was saying how I had struck it and the guards were looking forward to getting the but we havent gotten anything said Glen president of Local 50026 Public Service Alliance of Cana da which represents about 215 guards at the two Manitoba A Quebecbased the Confed eration des syndicats nationaux CSN has spent the past year wooing the guards in a bid to replace The CSN represents more than mostly provincial public service employees in It was able to get more than 63 per cent of the guards to sign its membership which forced the Public Service Staff Relations Board to conduct a mailin requiring the guards to choose which union they want to rep resent Today is the deadline for ballots to be mailed While the CSN was wooing the PSAC negotiated a tentative agreement with Treasury Board that would see federal prison guards get a per cent raise over two retroactive to last The membership ratified the deal Year 2 year 3 Series 19 Annual compound rate of lor Cbond il held for 3 but PSAC national office refused to sign off on the agreement until it knows for certain that it will be retained as the union representing the Bonne said many guards were shocked when PSAC refused to sign off on the tentative PSAC national president Nycole Tunnel said shes not blackmailing the noting that the union spent the past year fending off criticisms from We are the certified bargaining agent for the guards and this collec tive agreement belongs to Turmel said in a recent telephone inter view from her Ottawa If the members think weve done a good then they should choose us and when the results come in well sign the PSACs decision to withhold signing the tentative agreement has been called unprecedented by labour experts and officials at the Public Ser vice Staff Relations John secretary to the Public Service Staff Relations said hed never heard of a union using a tentative agreement as a bargaining chip in a membership This RRSP buy the bonds 100 guaranteed by the Government of As part of your they offer a guaranteed flexibility and no For maximum choose the Canada Savings cashable at any For a higher rate of return with the option to cash in or transfer out choose the Canada Premium Ask for them wherever you bank or For details or to buy call 1 888 And put your RRSP on solid NEW CANADA SAVINGS BONDS YOURE ON SOLID GROUND March 2000 or he year beginningMttrchl200rtMta f S8Vn9S Series 58 and 6 March and y oeginning March t Calls must be made before February 2001 to receive a tax receipt for 2000 Income tax MANITOBAS INFORMATION P ki Winnipeg Free Press guide to tourism in will be published on May Well be covering the best in outdoor festivals and plus culture and history in our Help us out by telling us about your from art gallery showings to ball town garden tours and Let us know your favourite places for camping and snowmobiling and sky Describe your your favourite historic sports and Sound off on the greatest spots to vacation in InBrief Accident near Brandon kills boy A sevenyearold Brandon boy died after a traffic accident Tuesday Ryan Street and his 30yearold mother were broadsided while driving westbound on Provincial Road 353 near Bran don at about 6 on RCMP Streets who was driving a was taken to hos pital in Brandon with nonlife threatening Ryan Street was pronounced dead at the The 45yearold female driver of the van that struck the Streets was treated for injuries at the scene and The two drivers and the child were wearing seatbelts at the time of the RCMP say alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident and the roads were in good winter driving con dition at the They said the driver of the van had a stop sign at the RCMP continue to investigate whether any charges should be laid in connection to the Man convicted of sexually abusing girl A jury yesterday convicted a 40yearold man of sexually abusing a nineyearold female The now told a Queens Bench court earlier this week how the man had attacked her while she watched a movie in his apartment in late Her who is the mans was out of the home at the She told jurors the man emerged naked from his bedroom and knelt down beside He forced her to look at then grabbed her hand and placed it on his The who cannot be named to protect the identity of his got up and called the girl into She expecting an but was forced to fondle the man until he Defence lawyer Stan Nozick had questioned the girl about her recollection of events and the vivid imagination she admitted to He argued there was a lack of conclu sive evidence convict his The ninewoman jury spent four hours delib erating yesterday before reaching their They convicted the man of sexual sexual interfer ence and invitation to sexual Nozick has ordered a presentence report for his who was released on He is very This came down to a question of whether the jury would accept evidence of the complainant beyond a reasonable he Imaginative telemarketer fired A telemarketer who phoned Winnipeg homes randomly seeking donations for nonexistentprojects has been a local telemarketing firm confirmed this Dave branch manager for Xentel telemarket ing said the telemarketer had thrown away her script and appeared to be making up her story as she went Bergbusch said the telemarketer was asking for money to help local Optimist clubs transport sick children around the In a call to one she said the Optimist clubs send children out of province for cancer treatment and buy wheelchairs for local She asked for a dona tion to grant a wish for a dying I dont know where she got this said adding none of those projects Staff monitoring some of the womans calls warned her repeatedly before she was he Remember to fill out your entry form from the 10 CJOB Wipe Out Winter Fill out the contest entry form from the coupon and send to CJOB to register to win daily Safeway gift certificates of one regulation per personeach winner if reentered to win again again There are two ways to win Listen to The CJOB Morning Show and The Water Cooler to hear your winning number You will have 6 minutes and 80 seconds to call 7806868 to PLUS read the Winnipeg Free Press to find another number and if it matches call 7862471 before All entries will be eligible for Grand Prize of in Safeway Groceries Three chances to win each day PLUS great savings on fabulous Friesen defeats nine others for school board job KRIS Friesenwas elected last night as the Dugald areas third trustee on the TransconaSpringfield school board in less than 28 with 154 of 356 votes defeated nine other candidates in a Ward 4 byelection that saw a turnout of15 2 per cent of the eligible Other candidates who ran were Kathryn Greg Bob Brad Gary BettyLynn Marcel Lam Jack Lang and Michael Larry Kociuk won the seat in the gen eral election in late October of but quit without explanation less than three months Linda Yarecki defeated six other can didates to win the subsequent byelection which saw a voter turnout of only 143 per Yarecki in turn quit early last saying after a divisive school bus strike that she was fed up with the boards bitter J IN STOCK LAMINATE FLOORING SPECIAL 3340 PORTAGE JJJUU1 IUASi 889227G MMtTMWI WSBsSSSSam The free Press Were there for you CORRECTION NOTICE In our February Warm up to Winter on onvnii oi mo u me correct nr Is actually We apologize for 9nyP Inconvenience this may have ;