Canadian Labour Reporter

June 8, 2020

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PM #40065782 A BRITISH Columbia arbitra- tor has upheld the suspension of a union executive for a tirade and angry emails directed at an HR ad- visor. Wendy Shard was a municipal employee for the District of Squa- mish, B.C. The district has a re- spectful workplace policy (RWP) that defined bullying and harass- ment as including "any inappro- priate conduct or comment by a person towards an employee that the person knew or reasonably ought to have known would cause Action needed: ONA Ontario nurses' union calls on province to fix long- term care A BRITISH Columbia company violated its collec- tive agreement when it denied an employee the right to bump into a job that he had last worked five years previously over competency concerns, according to an arbitrator. West Fraser Mills is a forestry company based in Quesnel, B.C., that produces lumber and other wood products. It has a kiln system that burns dry wood shavings to heat oil that dries lumber. Safety was of utmost importance in kiln operation, as there was a risk of fire and extreme heat was involved. West Fraser hired a worker in 1993 who became certified as a fifth-class power engineer in 2002. Fol- lowing his certification, he worked as a relief then a full-time kiln attendant, sometimes acting as chief engineer. He spent a total of 11 years working in the kiln, sometimes training other employees on the kiln-attendant position. In 2013, the worker began an apprenticeship as a heavy-duty equipment technician and left the kiln FIRE FIGHTING Town of Cochrane Cochrane, Alta. (45 firefighters) and the Cochrane Fire Fighters' Association, Local 4819 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on Oct. 28, 2019. Signed on Jan. 1, 2018. Shift premium: $1 per hour for scheduled night shifts 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Paid holidays: 12 days, plus 6 hours will be provided for see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see B.C.> pg. 8 see Five-year> pg.8 Bullying crossed line beyond labour relations B.C. worker had requisite skills, competency to bump into former position: Arbitrator Photo: PaulMcKinnon (iStock) The Utility Contractors' Association of Ontario — Ontario pg. 3 Points West Living Heritage House — Alta. pg. 5 Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Partnership — Toronto pg. 6 Construction Labour Relations Association of B.C. — British Columbia pg. 7 June 8, 2020 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: irc@queensu.ca Website: irc.queensu.ca Learn more: Your workplace is changing, are you? Change Management: Apr. 28-30, 2020: Calgary Workplace Restoration: May 12-14, 2020: Toronto MAR/APR 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-02-18 11:07 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

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