Canadian Labour Reporter

November 2, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA arbitrator has upheld the suspension of a male registered nurse who had a habit of making inappropriate com- ments and hugging his female col- leagues. Lorne Radcliffe was a registered nurse with Alberta Health Ser- vices (AHS) since 2000. In 2012, he became the team lead for the home care unit at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre in Whitecourt, Alta. He was responsible for as- signing work and assessing hos- pital patients being discharged First agreement 200 employees working at Fresh Del Monte facility in Oshawa, Ont. ratify contract FUEL DELIVERY North 60 Petro Whitehorse, Yukon (29 office, maintenance, technical employees) and Teamsters Canada, Local 31 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2022. Signed on Jan. 20, 2020. Shift premium: Double time during meal period, when em- ployee works through normal meal period. Double time for highway division mechanic, welders, petroleum division mechanics who work outside in cold weather (below zero see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Jozsef Soos (iStock) see Pattern> pg. 7 see Agreement > pg.7 Air Canada pilots' holiday pay claim grounded by arbitrator's ruling AIR CANADA pilots are not entitled to holiday pay when they book off floating days provided as a sub- stitute to general holidays, a federal arbitrator has ruled. The Canada Labour Code grants an exception for federally regulated employees working "in a con- tinuous operation," to holiday pay for general holi- days if they don't report to work after being called to work, or make themselves unavailable to work when the conditions of employment on the holiday require them to be available or allow them to make themselves unavailable. Employment with airlines and other transporta- tions services are included in the definition of "em- ployed in a continuous operation." The collective agreement between Air Canada and its pilots substitutes the statutory general holi- days with nine additional days of vacation for each year. The time off associated with each day in lieu of a general holiday is bid for by the pilots and sched- Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network — Ontario pg. 3 Lloydminster Public Library — Alberta pg. 4 Tiercon— Ontario pg.5 Canadian Rockies School Division — Alberta pg.6 November 2, 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 5-day suspension for comments, hugging not ruled excessive

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