Canadian Labour Reporter

May 24, 2021

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PM #40065782 A BRITISH COLUMBIA municipality had just cause to fire a worker who repeatedly made unfounded harassment complaints, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker was employed at a wastewater treatment plant for Metro Vancouver Regional District and was originally hired in 1991. The worker was involved in several workplace incidents between 2005 and 2018. This included two warnings, a letter of expectation and a two-day suspension. She also filed various New agreement About 650 employees at auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate in Windsor, Ont. sign three-year contract SENIOR LIVING Amica Britannia Calgary (100 health-care, maintenance, kitchen employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 8 Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2020 to Feb. 29, 2024. Ratified on Dec. 22, 2020 . Signed on April 15, 2021. Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for all hours worked during any shift where majority of sched- uled hours are between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Effective March see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Employee > pg.8 Edmonton correctional facility manager fails to deal with 'horseplay,' gets dismissed AN ALBERTA correctional facility had just cause to dismiss a manager who failed to deal with and report an incident of "horseplay" by correctional officers on duty, an arbitrator has ruled. April Michel was an acting corrections manager at Edmonton Institution (EI), a role she took in March 2015 after having the same title at the Edmonton Institute for Women. Prior to that, she had been a corrections officer. In March 2017, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) conducted a workplace assessment at EI that found the workplace there was toxic. CSC held town-hall meetings with EI employees, at which they were told that their careers were at risk if they knew of employee misconduct and didn't report it. A correctional officer then reported that in September 2015, Michel told two correctional officers that she had just seen a female officer May 24, 2021 see Worker > pg.8 CTV Northern Ontario (Sudbury\Timmins) — Ontario pg. 3 Hendrickson Spring Stratford Operations — Ontario pg. 4 Apex Utilities — Alberta pg.5 Aurora Resthaven — Ontario pg.7 BY JEFFREY R. SMITH BY JEFFREY R. SMITH Photo: stephanjungck (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 Multiple reasons justified for wastewater worker firing

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