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September 20, 2021

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PM #40065782 A NEWFOUNDLAND and Lab- rador employer could not send a worker back to layoff after a tem- porary recall when there were other employees with less senior- ity still working, an arbitrator has ruled. Thomas Howe was an auto- motive technician for Fairway Honda, an automotive dealer- ship in Corner Brook, N.L. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Fairway Honda had to lay off a large number of employees, including Howe, on March 24. The dealership was considered an essential business, Union vote Workers at Nisku, Alta. Amazon facility may soon get chance to join Teamsters LONG-TERM CARE HOME F.J. Davey Home Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (386 residential care employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4685 Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Signed on April 23, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2019: 1% Effective April 1, 2020: 1% Effective April 1, 2021: 1% Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for all shifts in which majority see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Two> pg.8 Arbitrator reinstates worker dismissed for not following COVID-19 protocols A BRITISH Columbia worker's failure to follow unreasonable instructions to self-isolate and take a COVID-19 test was not insubordination that war- ranted discharge, an arbitrator has ruled. Jeremy Arnot was a senior technician in B.C. for Terrapure Environmental, an industrial waste man- agement and cleanup company based in Burlington, Ont. Arnot was part of a crew dispatched to a mill near Ladysmith, B.C., for a cleanup assignment from Nov. 22 to Nov. 27, 2020. The crew had to stay at a hotel and shuttle to the mill site. On Nov. 25, Arnot ordered chicken wings from a restaurant. He fell ill later that evening with diarrhea but he had no other symptoms. The next day, Arnot told his supervisor that he had diarrhea. He was driven back to the hotel and told to get some rest. However, Arnot had lunch plans with a friend and he felt that eating "real food" would benefit him. September 20, 2021 see Technician > pg.8 Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) — Alberta pg. 3 Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia — British Columbia pg. 4 Board of Health Middlesex-London Health Unit — Ontario pg. 5 Machado Grocers dba Chalo FreshCo Tamarack — Alberta pg. 6 School District No. 39 (Vancouver)— Vancouver pg. 7 Photo: Sundry Photography (iStock) Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: irc@queensu.ca Website: irc.queensu.ca Learn more: Workplace Restoration Learn how to address a toxic workplace to rebuild relationships and productivity. Nov. 15-18 (10 am-2:30 pm ET) SEPT 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-09-02 8:19 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Single seniority list for layoffs saves worker over apprentice

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