Canadian Labour Reporter

April 19, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO municipality did not breach its collective agree- ment when it contracted outside paramedics to work a special event without telling its union or asking its own paramedics to work the event, an arbitrator has ruled. Every year, thousands of people attend a street party in Waterloo, Ont. to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Many of the celebrants are stu- dents from the two universities in the area. Unsurprisingly, many get sick or injured during the festivi- ties and require medical attention. In 2018, the Regional Munici- pality of Waterloo estimated that Partial strike After talks break down over job security, workers at Port of Montreal announce series of regular weekend walkouts HEALTHCARE NETWORK Unity Health Toronto Toronto (375 health-care workers) and the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA), Local 3000 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2019 to March 30, 2022. Ratified in November 2019. Signed on Jan. 7, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2019: 1.8% Effective April 1, 2020: 1.75% Effective April 1, 2021: 1.75% Shift premium: $2.10 per hour see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Language > pg.8 Winnipeg CBC reporter wrongly fired for private social media communications THE CANADIAN Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wrongfully dismissed a Manitoba reporter when it fired him for telling others of an order to de- lete a tweet and dug into his personal social media accounts. Ahmar Khan, 25, was a reporter/editor for the CBC in Winnipeg who was hired in 2018 as a tem- porary fill-in for another reporter on maternity leave. On Nov. 9, 2019, Khan — whose family was from Pakistan — posted a comment on Twitter calling comments by CBC hockey broadcaster Don Cherry "xenophobic" and saying that there was "deep-root- ed racism" in the national hockey broadcasts. Cher- ry was later fired. In less than 24 hours, Khan's tweet received more than 4,000 likes, more than 1,000 retweets, and al- most 400 comments. The managing director of CBC Manitoba felt the tweet violated the CBC's journalistic standards and practices (JSP), which April 19, 2021 see Disparaging> pg.8 Canam Group — Alberta pg. 3 City of Penticton — British Columbia pg. 4 Sobeys Capital (Safeway Operations/ Southern Meats & Deli) — Alberta pg. 5 Brantwood Residential Development Centre — Ontario pg. 7 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 Contracting out paramedics not breach of agreement

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