Canadian Labour Reporter

February 1, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA arbitrator has de- nied two workers' claims for pay in lieu of reasonable notice be- cause the collective agreement's prohibition of dismissal without cause was incompatible with common law notice. One worker, who was 62 years old, was the assistant business manager in the Fort McMurray branch office of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Work- ers (IBEW), Local 424, since 2002. The other, a 49-year-old, was a full-time office administrator in Local 424's Calgary office since 2011. Contract signing Thirty-two police officers from Wendake, Que. ratify deal that will see wage hikes averaging two per cent each year PUBLIC TRANSIT Miller Transit Markham, Ont. (300 transit workers) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 1006A Renewal agreement: Effective Oct. 1, 2019 to Oct. 1, 2023. Ratified in February 2020. Signed on Feb. 23, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective Oct. 1, 2019: 2.98% Effective Oct. 1, 2020: 2.1% Effective Oct. 1, 2021: 2.1% Effective Oct. 1, 2022: 2.1% see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: PaulMcKinnon (iStock) see Worker > pg.7 see Employer > pg.7 Worker's dismissal for napping overturned for lack of evidence AN ONTARIO employer shouldn't have fired a worker for sleeping on the job without better evi- dence, but the worker's misconduct deserved disci- pline, an arbitrator has ruled. Nelson House is an emergency shelter in Ottawa for women fleeing domestic violence and the worker was a crisis shelter worker on overnight shifts. Dur- ing these shifts, she was the only employee and was responsible for responding to calls and counselling residents, along with performing administrative, maintenance and security duties. Overnight crisis shelter workers had a checklist that included checking the house, ensuring exter- nal doors were secure, and updating files in the case management software. If they completed their tasks, they could watch movies, read, or listen to music as long as they remained available to residents. The doors in the building had electronic locks opened with fobs. In the summer of 2020, door data showed that worker often closed the door to the Buy-Low Foods— Alberta pg. 3 Town of Fort Smith — Northwest Territories pg. 4 Western Waffles — Ontario pg.5 Bonnyville Indian - Métis Rehabilitation Centre — Alberta pg.7 February 1, 2021 Upcoming 2021 Virtual Labour Relations Programs Strategies for Workplace Conicts / Feb. 23-26 (11:30am-5pm ET) Change Management / Mar. 9-12 (12pm-4pm ET) Mastering Fact-Finding & Investigation / Apr. 19-23 (10am-4:30pm ET) More programs & dates available. Visit us at: irc.queensu.ca Register today! FEB 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-01-27 11:09 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Without-cause firing protection rules out notice entitlement

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