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December 14, 2020

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PM #40065782 A FORMER probationary em- ployee at an Ontario hotel has been awarded $20,000 by an ar- bitrator after the hotel failed to accommodate her following an injury on just her fourth shift. The Copper River Inn, a ho- tel and conference centre in Fort Frances, Ont., hired the worker in April 2018 to be a part-time front- desk employee. The worker was subject to a 90-day probationary period under the collective agree- ment. The hours varied depending on staffing needs and ranged from four to 32 hours per week, with 24 First contract After weeks of "challenging" talks, 40 workers at Toronto- Mississauga Hilton Garden Inn sign deal CLOTHING RETAIL Winners Merchants Mississauga, Ont. (2,100 retail employees) and Workers United Canada Council, Local 152 (SEIU) Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2023. Ratified in July 2020. Signed on Aug. 10, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective June 20, 2020: $0.30 per hour plus supplemental based on service Effective Dec. 21, 2020: $0.30 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Hotel> pg.8 see Paid > pg.8 Alberta worker entitled to holiday pay during graduated return to work AN ALBERTA healthcare worker is entitled to re- ceive a paid day off after working on Labour Day, even though she was working fewer hours due to a graduated return-to-work program, an arbitrator has ruled. Alberta Health Services (AHS), Alberta's health authority, had a collective agreement with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) that provided full-time employees with paid time off for 11 named holidays each year. To qualify for holiday pay, an employee had to work their scheduled shifts immediately before and after the holiday — or be ab- sent for an approved reason such as a vacation — or work on the holiday when required to do so. If an employee had to work on a named holiday, the collective agreement stipulated that they re- ceived time and one-half for hours worked on the holiday plus either one day's pay or an alternate day off. The agreement also stipulated that an employee Calgary HGIHS — Alberta pg. 3 Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety — Ontario pg. 4 City of Revelstoke — British Columbia pg.5 Camrose Women's Shelter — Alberta pg.6 Metropolitan Plumbing and Heating Contractors Association — Ontario pg.7 December 14, 2020 Enrol in a Queen's IRC virtual program by Jan. 29, 2021 & save up to $300! This Holiday Season, Give Yourself the Gift of Knowledge To learn more or to register, please visit our website at: irc.queensu.ca Dec 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-11-25 3:37 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS No room at Copper River Inn for injured Ontario employee

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