Canadian Labour Reporter

October 5, 2020

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PM #40065782 FOUR NOVA Scotia part-time workers who agreed to work holi- day relief shifts are not entitled to holiday premium pay under the collective agreement, an arbitrator has ruled. The Meadows Home for Special Care is a not-for-profit long-term care facility in Yarmouth, N.S. Its collective agreement contained a provision for holiday premium pay that required the facility to pay employees double their regular rate of pay if they were required to work on a statutory holiday "which New agreements Two separate three-year contracts signed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories EDUCATION Queen's University Kingston, Ont. (1,302 general administrative staff ) and the United Steelworkers, Local 2010 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified in February 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2019: 1.25% Effective July 1, 2020: 1.25% Effective July 1, 2021: 1.5% Shift premium: $0.45 per hour for shifts that begin at 4 p.m. or later. $0.50 per hour for shifts that begin at midnight or see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Bonus> pg. 8 see 'Intrusive'> pg.8 Alcohol testing given to police officer breached privacy: Arbitrator ALCOHOL TESTING of an Edmonton police of- ficer was too intrusive and didn't properly balance his privacy rights with the risk of impairment at work, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker was a police officer in Edmonton. He used his personal vehicle to travel around for the job, usually with a partner, and he carried a gun. In the fall of 2019, the worker's supervisor smelled alcohol on his breath. The worker confided that he had stressful family and financial issues — he was divorced with full custody of two teenagers and part-time custody of an 11-year-old — that had been causing insomnia. He had been trying to use alcohol to help with it. The supervisor directed the worker to the em- ployee assistance program, which referred him for an assessment. A rehabilitation facility recommended outpatient treatment and "unannounced substance testing at the minimum rate of 10 tests over the next 12 months of employment, and a minimum rate of Parkland County Public Works — Alberta pg. 3 B & L Security Patrol (1981) — British Columbia pg. 4 ETBA of the ECAO — Ontario pg.5 White Spot — Vancouver pg.6 Hardisty Care Centre — Alberta pg.7 Photo: TonyIaniro (iStock) October 5, 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 No premium holiday pay allowed for part-time workers

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