Canadian Labour Reporter

November 30, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ARBITRATOR has upheld a written reprimand against a British Columbia school district employee for making racially- motivated comments and inap- propriate gestures in an argument with a colleague. Millicent Mensah is a Black woman originally from Ghana who worked as an educational as- sistant (EA) at Pinetree Second- ary School in Coquitlam, B.C. On Jan. 22, 2020, Mensah met with two other EAs and a teacher to discuss the goals for a special- needs student. Mensah had a difference of Offer rejected More than 100 Blaisdale Montessori employees reject deal prolonging strike AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS Armada Toolworks Lindsay, Ont. (213 manufacturing employees) and Unifor, Local 222 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2022. Ratified in April 2019. Signed on June 21, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Aug. 1, 2019: 3.3% Effective Nov. 1, 2020: 2.3% Effective Nov. 1, 2021: 2.5% Shift premium: $0.65 per hour for afternoon shift. $0.80 per hour for midnight shift. $1 per see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Worker> pg. 7 see Family > pg.7 Alberta care home unjustly dismisses nursing attendant over complaint AN ALBERTA long-term care home overreacted to the complaints of abuse from a resident's family when it dismissed a nursing attendant, an arbitrator has ruled. Jannet Smykalski worked at St. Michael's Long Term Care Centre in Edmonton and was hired in October 2004.. Smykalski worked on the first floor, where many residents required total personal care due to various medical conditions. Some patients with dementia could be prone to aggressive behaviour, for which staff underwent training on how to manage while protecting themselves and the residents from harm. In 2018, the daughter of a resident with dementia noticed bruising on the resident's arms and legs so she placed a hidden camera in the resident's room. In September, they found several clips — with poor quality audio and video — showing Smykalski and another attendant treating the resident in a way that they felt was inappropriate. The resident hit the Ecco Heating Products — Alberta pg. 3 Coca Cola Refreshments Canada — Ontario pg. 4 South Shaw Pipe Protection — Alberta pg.5 Yanfeng Canada Automotive Interior Systems — Ontario pg.6 November 30, 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 Worker's reprimand for words, gestures in argument upheld

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