Canadian Labour Reporter

June 28, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO worker's firing for dishonest misconduct was excessive when several other em- ployees received lesser discipline for the same misconduct, an arbi- trator has found. Dipak Mistry was employed as a loyalty and retention agent for telecommunications company TELUS and was hired in 2002. His job entailed customer service as well as dealing with customers who were considering cancelling their account. He had discretion to provide customers with perks such as credits and improved fea- tures to entice them to stay. 3-year deal About 3,500 Vancouver municipal employees ratify new collective agreement TRANSPORTATION Winalta Transport Spruce Grove, Alta. (9 drivers, operators) and Teamsters, Local 362 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Signed on Dec. 29, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.25% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1% Shift premium: $2 per hour more than forklift operator rate for lead-hands. Paid holidays: 10 days at 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Other > pg.7 Worker's 1-day suspension ruled too long for safety breach, back talk with manager AN ONTARIO worker who was suspended for a safety violation and talking back to his manager should have received a written warning instead, an arbitrator has ruled. Cozlett Senior worked as a material handler for Multy Home, a manufacturer of outdoor living and flooring products based in Toronto, since 2005. On Dec. 10, 2020, the plant manager was survey- ing the plant to prepare for a tour by Multy Home's president when he saw Senior operating a "walkie" — a machine similar to a small forklift. The plant manager made eye contact with Senior, who backed the walkie down an aisle to drop off a pallet of prod- uct. After depositing the pallet, Senior turned back up the aisle but didn't honk his horn as was required by the company's safety procedures. The plant manager walked down the aisle and stopped to make sure Senior could see him. Senior continued to drive the walkie towards him with- out slowing down or trying to warn him. When the June 28, 2021 see Actions > pg.7 Woodgreen Community Services — Ontario pg. 3 EVRAZ Camrose Works — Alberta pg. 4 Dilico Anishinabek Family Care — Ontario pg. 5 Matthews Equipment O/A Herc Rentals — Alberta pg. 6 Photo: Margarita-Young (iStock) Strategies for Workplace Conclicts For more programs & dates, visit us at: https://irc.queensu.ca Register today! Sep. 13-17, 2021 (11am-3pm EST) Managing Unionized Environments Sep. 14-17, 2021 (11:30am-5pm EST) CLR-Jun 28- 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-06-23 4:00 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Inconsistent discipline leads to reinstatement for Ontario agent

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