Canadian Labour Reporter

October 26, 2020

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PM #40065782 A FEDERAL arbitrator has up- held the dismissal of a Bell tech- nician during his probationary period. Bell Technical Solutions had a collective agreement that allowed it to terminate the employment of probationary employees "for any reason at the sole discretion of the company" as long as it informed the union of the reason. Ahmad Shaji was hired in March 2017 to be a telecommu- nications technician. Because of the interaction with customers Journalists sign up National Post staff agree to become Unifor members after two days of online voting EDUCATION Trent University Peterborough, Ont. (336 post-secondary instructors and assistants) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3908 (Unit 1) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2023. Ratified in March 2020. Signed on July 1, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective Sept. 1, 2019: 1% Effective Sept. 1, 2020: 1% Effective Sept. 1, 2021: 1% Effective Sept. 1, 2022: 1.7% Shift premium: $1,000 for see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Dismissing> pg. 8 see Arbitrator > pg.8 Senior home worker's firing for not obeying policy overturned A 10-DAY suspension is more reasonable than dis- missal for a retirement home worker who was too aggressive with a resident, an Ontario arbitrator has ruled. Rosemarie Crowl-Black was a personal support worker (PSW) for Alexander Place, a retirement home in Hamilton, starting in November 2015. Alexander Place had a policy governing respon- sive behaviour to prevent injuries to staff and to minimize or control "aberrant behaviour with the least infringement on resident quality of life." The policy emphasized not persisting with care if a resi- dent is agitated and says "no," distraction to diffuse aggression, and informing the charge person of re- sistance to care. In addition, the policy outlined a "stop-and-go" approach, which stipulated that "if a resident is ag- gressive or resistive to care and there is no urgency to the situation, withdraw and re-approach the resi- dent in 10-15 minutes." River Ridge Retirement Residence — Alberta pg. 3 Shaw Cable (North Shore) — British Columbia pg. 5 Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton — Ontario pg.6 Heartland Generation — Alberta pg.7 October 26, 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 Bell uninstalls technician for language, execution issues

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