Canadian Labour Reporter

July 8, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com July 8, 2019 B.C. medical lab technician fired for not submitting doctor's notes A LONG-TIME employee with the British Columbia provincial health authority was fired after taking time off for sickness and not providing repeatedly request- ed medical notes. The employee, identified as "E. Kozak," had worked for the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) since 1978 in the medical laboratory technician area, but on April 10, 2018, she was terminated by Karen Mooder, director of laboratory operations. "Since January 2017, you have not been compliant with require- SaskTel call-centre worker terminated after ongoing harassment of coworkers AFTER a series of negative comments and behaviour directed toward various colleagues, a senior clerical associate who worked at SaskTel was terminated. The 53-year-old employee, who was not iden- tified by name in the arbitration hearing, had worked for the telecommunications company since 1993. But after a managerial review of her conduct toward others was completed, the griev- or was dismissed on March 7, 2017. The worker was employed in the assignment centre which provided technical and administra- tive support to the company's installers. For many years, the grievor was provided with good reports and feedback from managers, in- cluding a letter from a vice-president in 2013 con- gratulating her on 20 years of service. However, a performance report from that same year warned the worker that she "continues to damage working relationships with those around her due to high GOVERNMENT Smoky Lake County Smoky Lake, Alta. (37 operators, shop clerks, mechanics, welders) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 955 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2020. Ratified on Dec. 5, 2018. Signed on March 8, 2019. Shift premium: $2 per hour for grader operators for all work on Saturday or Sunday. $1 per hour for who work to supervise con- ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Nurses ratify deal After three years of 'protracted round of bargaining,' VON nurses in Chatham, Ont., agree to contract First Student Canada — Ontario pg. 3 Memorial University of Newfoundland — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 4 Fairmont Regional Linen Service — Alberta pg. 5 St. Joseph's Healthcare London — Ontario pg. 6 City of Lloydminster — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see 9 requests > pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg. 8 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: irc@queensu.ca Website: irc.queensu.ca Learn more: Managing Unionized Environments: Sept. 17-19, 2019: Calgary Labour Relations Foundations: Sept. 22-27, 2019: Kingston Change Management: Oct. 1-3, 2019: Toronto negotiate ■ with ■ confidence

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