Canadian Labour Reporter

August 2, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA arbitrator has up- held the suspension of a worker who swore at and threatened a coworker. Richard Parisian worked as a sorter for Purolator at the Calgary Freight Terminal. In May 2020, Parisian was suspended for five days after a violent interaction with another employee. On Jan. 15, 2021, Parisian worked an overnight shift ending at 7 a.m., during which they were expecting three trailers to unload. However, they soon learned that the third trailer was expected to arrive between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Contracts ratified Workers at various Bell Media outlets across Canada sign multiple agreements, including first deal at CFRB in Toronto HEALTH CARE Ontario Nurses' Association Toronto (230 professional administrative employees) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 2, Brewery, General & Professional Workers Union Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022. Ratified in March 2021. Signed on June 3, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.2% Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 1.2% see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) see Calgary > pg.7 Ontario lab technician's complaint about sexist comment in interview dismissed AN ONTARIO worker's complaint that a manager made an inappropriate comment during a job inter- view has been dismissed by an arbitrator. LifeLabs operates several laboratory testing fa- cilities across Canada. The company hired Natka Brestovanska in 2014 as a part-time lab technician at an Ontario location. In 2019, Brestovanska applied for a regular full- time medical lab technician position. She was granted an interview on July 31 with her manager — who was male — and a female client services supervisor. Although she knew the manager, she didn't have much contact with him as she reported directly to her own supervisor. The interview was conducted in a relaxed atmo- sphere with both the manager and the supervisor asking questions. At one point, they asked Bre- stovanska how she would handle a "chatty custom- er" who didn't want to leave. According to Brestovanska, the manager said August 2, 2021 see 'He said/she said' > pg.7 FirstCanada o/a First Student (Wolfedale Branch Mechanics) — Ontario pg. 3 Heritage FreshCo — Alberta pg. 4 Chateau Renoir — Alberta pg. 5 Capital Hotel Limited Partnership (Fairmont Chateau Laurier) — Ontario pg. 5 Photo: PaulMcKinnon (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 Repeated incidents of yelling, swearing warrants termination

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