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January 14, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com January 14, 2019 Windsor, Ont., welfare worker grieves denial of 3.5 hours of acting pay A CASEWORKER for the City of Windsor, Ont., welfare depart- ment asked for acting pay for completing an investigation into a potential fraud case. Alison Boyer had worked for the social-services department since 1980 and was working as a caseworker – float, which meant dealing with various clients in the Ontario Works program, the province-wide social assistance arm. On Jan. 12, 2016, Boyer heard from a client that her benefits had been subjected to a hold and Manitoba municipal workers protest employer claw-back of holiday benefits WHEN A NEW town in Manitoba was created, two separate collective agreements had to be merged into one. On Jan. 1, 2015, the communities of Strath- clair and Shoal Lake were amalgamated to cre- ate the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead. The municipal employees of both former commun- ities were unionized workers, represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 987. A new collective agreement was signed on Sept. 20, 2017, but it went into effect as of Jan. 1, 2016. Because the former contracts differed in terms of various sick leave and vacation benefits, a letter of agreement (LOA) was attached that was titled: "Regarding retro pay." It included a phrase that established which employees would receive the retroactive bene- fits from the old collective agreements: "To qual- ify for retroactive monetary benefits of any sort SHIPPING NACC Shipping Canada Multiprovince (4 watchkeepers, cooks) and the Seafarers' International Union of Canada (SIU) Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2017, to April 30, 2022. Signed on May 2, 2017. Paid holidays: 9 days. Vacations with pay: 6% on each paycheque. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 IGA workers sign After three rounds of mediation, 60 employees at Port McNeill, B.C., grocer sign new collective agreement Clearview Public Schools — Alberta pg. 3 Saint John Construction Association — New Brunswick pg. 4 Town of Pincher Creek — Alberta pg. 4 McMaster University — Ontario pg. 5 Russel Metals — Alberta pg. 6 Halifax Regional Municipality — Nova Scotia pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Caseworker > pg. 8 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 8

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