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November 16, 2020

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PM #40065782 A BRITISH Columbia company was entitled to request a substance test after a worker collided with a gate in his truck despite the fact there were concerns about the gate's safety and design from a previous incident according to an arbitrator. Aqeel Ahmad worked for Global Container Terminals Can- ada (GCT), the operator of a ship- ping container terminal in Delta, B.C. He was a rail dock man at GCT's semi-automated rail yard. The perimeter of the rail yard was protected and workers had to enter and exit through fenced GM deal signed After Ford is first to sign with Unifor, GM workers ratify contract worth billions for Ontario BEVERAGE BOTTLING Refresco Canada Calgary (69 technicians, engineers, production employees) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 401 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2020 to Feb. 1, 2024. Rati- fied on Nov. 22, 2019. Signed on Feb. 1, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective Feb. 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective Feb. 1, 2021: 1.5% Effective Feb. 1, 2022: 1.5% Effective Feb. 1, 2023: 1.5% see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: supersizer (iStock) see Previous> pg. 8 see TDSB > pg.8 Accommodation request denied after 'reasonable' efforts by TDSB AN ONTARIO school board worker with injury- related driving restrictions didn't co-operate with accommodation efforts that didn't fit with her preferences, an arbitrator has ruled. The 52-year-old worker was employed with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as a safe and caring schools office assistant at Vaughan Road Academy school. Her commute in the morn- ings usually took between 50 and 70 minutes, with the afternoon return trip taking two hours or more of driving. On Sept. 1, 2017, the worker tripped in the school parking lot and injured her knee. She was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament tear and she received workers' compensation benefits until November, when she began a graduated re- turn to work. Her injury prevented her from driv- ing, so the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insur- ance Board (WSIB) paid for her to take taxis to and from work until June 2018. Wilson's Transportation — British Columbia pg. 3 Buffalo Trail Public Schools — Alberta pg. 4 Sault Ste. Marie and District Group Health Association — Ontario pg.5 Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association — Ontario pg.6 The Board Of Education School District No. 8 — British Columbia pg.6 November 16, 2020 Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) 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 B.C. company's drug test demand ruled reasonable by arbitrator

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