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December 9, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com December 9, 2019 Uber, Lyft as employers? As ride-sharing companies set to enter B.C., UFCW asks for clarification of status Lack of medical evidence derails Montreal CP worker's addiction claim A CP RAILWAY engineer unsuc- cessfully tried to claim an addic- tion disability when he was fired for testing positive for cocaine af- ter he derailed a train. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) hired the worker in 1991 and he became a locomotive engi- neer based in the Montreal area in 2012. However, in December 2012, the worker was involved in a train derailment. He took a post- incident drug test and tested posi- tive for cocaine. The testing provider submit- ted a report that stated the worker Alberta grocery store supervisor catches break after too many breaks AN ALBERTA grocery store worker committed serious misconduct with a pattern of taking too many breaks but firing him was too harsh, accord- ing to an arbitrator. William Cooper, 59, was an employee at Can- ada Safeway starting in 1978 at a grocery store in Sherwood Park, Alta. Cooper was a lead hand and supervised three other employees on the night crew at the store. The night crew was responsible for stocking shelves, bringing out reserve product and straightening product on the shelves (called "facing" the store). As a lead hand, Cooper also had to conduct temperature checks, augment orders, and ensure the crew followed health and safety procedures. Safeway had a policy on employee honesty and integrity that outlined the types of dishon- esty that would result in termination of employ- ment, including lying about hours worked. The company also had a policy requiring employees DAIRY PRODUCTION Saputo Edmonton (297 production employees, drivers) and Unifor, Local 445 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2024. Ratified on July 30, 2019. Signed on Oct. 3, 2019. Shift premium: $1.50 per hour (previously $1.45 per hour) for all hours worked during eve- ning shifts (6 p.m. until 6 a.m.). $1.50 per hour (previously $1.45 per hour) for all hours ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 G & F Financial Group — British Columbia pg. 4 York University — Ontario pg. 4 North Peace Airport Services — British Columbia pg. 6 Canadian Utility Construction — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: jewhyte (iStock) see Positive > pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg. 8 building ■ better ■ leaders Mastering Fact-Finding & Investigation: Feb. 24-27, 2020: Kingston Managing Unionized Environments: Mar. 3-5, 2020: Toronto Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: irc@queensu.ca Website: irc.queensu.ca Learn more: JAN 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2019-11-26 9:02 AM Page 1

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