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January 2, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com January 2, 2019 Alberta ironworkers grieve after classifications change in new contract DURING BARGAINING for a 2015-to-2018 collective agree- ment for workers at Empire Iron Works in Edmonton, the union wanted detailed job classifica- tions to be written into the new deal. The Shopmen's Local 805 union of the International As- sociation of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers wanted to enshrine proper job descriptions because it was concerned that when em- ployees in the past were bumped up to a higher job class solely for Regina chartered accountant terminated from government job over sick leave AFTER RECEIVING a poor performance re- port in November 2016 and being placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP), an employee went on extended sick leave. The employee, who was only identified as "BF," worked as a chartered public accountant and a business systems analyst at the Human Resour- ces Service Centre (HRSC) for the Saskatchewan government, when on April 18, 2017, and after 18 years of experience with the employer, he was fired. "You have been absent from the workplace since Dec. 14, 2016; without sufficient medical information since Jan. 10, 2017; and absent with- out approved leave since April 10, 2017. You have been advised on numerous occasions that we have not received sufficient medical to substantiate your extended absence from the workplace," said the letter signed by Karen Aulie, chair of the Pub- lic Service Commission. COMMUNICATIONS Shaw Cablesystems Abbotsford, B.C. (34 foremen, technicians, journeymen, apprentices, installers, technical field representatives) and the Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers (USW), Local 1944 Renewal agreement: Effect- ive April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2020. Signed on April 1, 2017. Shift premium: 10% of straight-time hourly rate for all hours worked on Sunday. ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Public sector deal signed About 4,500 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador approve new collective agreement Rexall/Pharma Plus Pharmacies — Ontario pg. 3 University of Toronto — Ontario pg. 4 Northern Safety Network Yukon — Yukon pg. 6 Sobeys Western Cellars — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Union > pg. 7 building ■ better ■ leaders Managing Unionized Environments: February 12-14, 2019: Ottawa Workplace Restoration: February 26-28 2019: Toronto Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: irc@queensu.ca Website: irc.queensu.ca Learn more: see Arbitration > pg 7

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