Canadian Labour Reporter

May 3, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO arbitrator has reinstated a worker with drug and alcohol addictions who was fired for violating a settlement agree- ment from a previous termina- tion. The worker was employed with Hydro One, an electricity trans- mission and distribution utility serving Ontario, since 2008. The worker's position was a safety- sensitive one and Hydro One had policies requiring employees to attend work without being im- paired. The worker was considered a satisfactory employee for many Miners join USW After the Nova Scotia labour board ordered vote, majority say yes to union SOCIAL SERVICES Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills Ottawa (204 residential, support workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3826 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022. Ratified in February 2021. Signed on Feb. 4, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2020: 1% Effective April 1, 2021: 0.6% Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 6.67 hours see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Osarieme Eweka (iStock) see 'Perilously' > pg.7 Alberta arbitrator upholds termination of bus driver who ate rice while driving AN ALBERTA arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a Calgary bus driver who was caught eating from a bowl while driving a bus. The 52-year-old worker was hired by the City of Calgary to work as a transit operator with Calgary Transit in 2008. He worked as a "big bus" operator, driving standard-sized transit buses. The worker was subject to rules for transit opera- tors that banned distracted driving, including eat- ing and drinking while behind the wheel of a bus. He also received the city's transit operator manual, which stated that any violation of the rules could re- sult in discipline up to and including termination. In 2017, the worker was suspended for five days after a physical altercation with a passenger. This was the only active discipline on his record and was in accordance with the city's progressive discipline process — but steps could be skipped if the miscon- duct was serious. Shortly after 10 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2018, the city May 3, 2021 see Previous> pg.7 Canadian Linen and Uniform Services — Alberta pg. 3 Kugaaruk Housing Authority — Nunavut pg. 4 Rivera Long Term Care — Alberta pg.5 The Students' Union University of Alberta — Alberta pg.7 Photo: DaleBaxter (iStock) GRIEVANCE HANDLING DURING A PANDEMIC A Special One-Day Strategic Grievance Handling Workshop Fall programs & dates now available. Visit us at: https://irc.queensu.ca Register today! May 14, 2021 (10am-4pm ET) - still a few seats left! July 16, 2021 (10am-4pm ET) late April/May 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-04-23 12:18 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Worker with addictions reinstated with conditions

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