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January 13, 2020

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PM #40065782 January 13, 2020 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com Canada Post fails to investigate worker's safety concerns after breakup CANADA POST must give a worker her former job back with compensation for lost wages after it failed to investigate her claims of workplace threats from a former partner that pushed her to leave for a part-time position elsewhere. Crystal Dowhan was employed with Canada Post as an inside postal clerk at the London, Ont. mail processing plant. She was in a relationship with a fellow Canada Post employee, leading to her giving birth to the fellow employee's child. However, the relationship deteriorated and then ended after the child was born. Dowhan and the other employee worked dif- ferent shifts but there was a six-hour overlap be- tween them and they sometimes encountered each other. They went through an acrimonious custody battle for the child and the other employ- ee harassed Dowhan and physically threatened her at work over the custody dispute. In August 2017, Dowhan reported to Charter challenge 10 Ontario unions launch fight against Bill 124 Side deal for extra overtime pay not allowed if not in agreement AN ONTARIO union unsuccess- fully tried to implement a side deal on overtime pay that wasn't docu- mented or enshrined in the exist- ing collective agreement. Cavendish Appetizers ran a food products plant in Wheatley, Ont., and was a subsidiary of Dieppe, N.B.-based Cavendish Farms. One of the plant's shift rota- tions, the continuous shift, worked 12 hours per day from Monday to Thursday. Fridays weren't regularly scheduled workdays. The collec- tive agreement stated that "over- time will only be paid for hours in RECREATION CENTRES Nustadia Recreation Clairmont, Alta. (23 custodians, attendants, operators, instructors) and the Union Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2018 to Oct. 31, 2022. Ratified on July 4, 2019. Signed on July 25, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 10% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 10% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 2% Shift premium: $0.75 per hour ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Ocean Choice International — Multiprovince pg. 3 Lakeland Lodge and Housing Foundation — Alberta pg. 4 Bell Aliant — Multiprovince pg. 5 Regional Municipality of Niagara — Ontario pg. 6 Wild Rose School Division No. 66 — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Marc Bruxelle (iStock) see Verbal > pg. 8 see Harassment > 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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