Canadian Labour Reporter

September 7, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO worker whose hours worked on a holiday helped put his total hours over the over- time threshold deserves premium pay rates for both the holiday and the extra hours on his total, an ar- bitrator has ruled. Cochrane Highway Main- tenance is a road maintenance services company based in Co- chrane, Ont. The company has a contract with the Ontario Minis- try of Transportation to maintain the roads in the area that are un- der provincial jurisdiction. Education policy 4 unions in Ontario file official complaint about government's back-to-school plan ENERGY ENMAX Calgary (406 technicians, journeymen, operators, inspectors, warehouse, utility workers) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 254 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on June 24, 2019. Signed on June 13, 2019. Shift premium: When util- ity worker has been assigned employee-in-charge duties see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Holiday> pg. 7 see Company > pg.8 Agreement waives need for recent lists to determine overtime assignments Government of Canada (Foreign Service) — Ontario pg. 4 Parrheim Foods — Saskatchewan pg. 4 Woodbridge Foam — Ontario pg.5 Peace River School Division — Alberta pg.6 Kingsland Terrace Supportive Living — Alberta pg. 7 AN ONTARIO arbitrator has found that an em- ployer had no obligation to use the most recent overtime distribution list when offering overtime assignments due to a lack of specific language in the collective agreement. SGS Canada provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services for industrial en- terprises on a contract basis. The collective agree- ment between SGS and its union required the com- pany to maintain an overtime distribution list. At the beginning of each year, the list was reset based on seniority and then revised every two weeks according to the number of overtime hours worked. Qualified employees with the least overtime hours on the list would be offered overtime first and, if they declined, the company would move up the list. The agreement stated that once the list was reset at the beginning of the year, "overtime assignments then will be offered to the qualified employees with least overtime hours on the distribution list who are Photo: Steven_Kriemadis (iStock) September 7, 2020 Remote Learning Options Now Available! Building Trust in the Workplace / Sep. 15-18, 2020 (half days) Labour Relations Foundations / Sep. 21-25, 2020 (full days) Strategies for Workplace Conicts / Oct. 26-29, 2020 (half days) More programs & dates available. Visit us at: irc.queensu.ca Register today! SEPT 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-08-19 1:35 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Double-dipping prohibited; overtime estimate not excluded

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