Canadian Labour Reporter

February 15, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO company had just cause to fire a worker with a history of disciplinary problems for operating a forklift with poor brakes and not reporting it, an arbitrator has ruled. Chris Reoch, 51, worked for Power Precast Solutions, an Ottawa-based manufacturer of precast concrete products such as bumper curbs and traf- fic barriers, since November 2017. Between September 2018 and March 2020, he was disciplined several times for recurring issues with "harassment/violence in the New members 125 employees at Weston Foods plant in Gatineau, Que. join United Steelworkers union LABOUR UNION UOSU Ottawa (155 university student support, administrative workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4943 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2022. Ratified in September 2020. Signed on Nov. 25, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2019: 3% Effective May 1, 2020: 3% Effective May 1, 2021: 2.5% Paid holidays: 15 days including see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Operator > pg.7 Requirement for nursing home staff to take regular COVID tests reasonable AN ARBITRATOR has upheld an Ontario retire- ment home's requirement that its employees sub- mit to COVID-19 testing every two weeks. Caressant Care (CCRH) is a retirement home located in Woodstock, Ont. The retirement home is attached to a nursing home through a double door. In March 2020, CCRH implemented a policy requiring all staff to wear masks, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff were also required to change their clothes and shoes at the beginning and end of their shifts. In May, CCRH arranged for all staff, manage- ment, and residents of the home to be tested for COVID-19. Although no positive cases were iden- tified among staff, management, or residents at the home, CCRH advised staff that they would be test- ed every two weeks and proof of the testing would have to be provided to management. This was based on a recommendation by Ontario's Ministry of Health. On June 29, CCRH sent a memo to staff Banff Centre — Alberta pg. 3 Vancouver City Saving Credit Union (Vancity) — British Columbia pg. 5 Medicine Hat Public Library — Alberta pg.6 Humber River Hospital — Ontario pg.7 February 15, 2021 see Potential> pg. 8 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 Worker with discipline history cements firing with violation

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