Canadian Labour Reporter

September 6, 2021

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PM #40065782 A NEW Brunswick car dealer- ship employee who drove a cus- tomer's car too fast deserves a suspension but not dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled. Moncton Honda was a car dealership in Moncton, N.B., owned and operated by Baig Blvd. Motors. It hired Lance Lagacé as a lube technician in the service department in March 2019. Lagacé's job duties in- volved changing fluids and rotat- ing tires for customer vehicles. In March 2020, Lagacé's su- pervisor gave him an oral warn- ing about his work performance First contract Employees at Chapters Indigo in Coquitlam, B.C. ratify initial agreement that includes wage protection and raises CHILD CARE SERVICES Family Day Care Services Toronto/York Region/Peel Region, Ontario (398 health and social service workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2563 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2023. Ratified in May 2021. Signed on June 21, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2023: 2% Shift premium: 10% of em- see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Recent > pg.8 British Columbia worker's suspect sick leave leads to firing after multiple story changes A BRITISH Columbia worker who called in sick after her vacation request was denied and tried to hide it deserved dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled. Rhianna Mundy worked as a part-time customer service adjustor for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) in Surrey, B.C. She had no discipline on her record. The contact centre where Mundy worked oper- ated 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Vaca- tion requests had to be balanced to maintain staff- ing levels, so they were granted based on seniority. In March 2020, Mundy started working from home due to the pandemic. She was required to follow a check-in/check-out procedure each day she worked, and ICBC gave her a health and safety checklist for working from home that included the statement: "Should you move residences or your home office location, a new checklist will need to be completed." In early June, Mundy requested a vacation day for September 6, 2021 see Adjuster > pg.8 Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre — Alberta pg. 3 Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education) — Ontario pg. 5 The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) — British Columbia pg. 6 Moulure Alexandria Moulding — Ontario pg. 7 Photo: jewhyte (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 Dismissal ruled excessive after car dealer employee's joyride

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