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October 4, 2021

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PM #40065782 A NEW Brunswick worker who received a second call-in assign- ment while on the way to the first is entitled to a three-hour mini- mum pay for each call, an arbitra- tor has ruled. Camille LeBlanc worked as a maintenance repair worker for the New Brunswick Department of So- cial Development. He was respon- sible for carrying out repairs to low rental units around Moncton, Sack- ville, and other nearby cities. The collective agreement in- cluded a provision governing call- ins stipulating that any employ- ees called in to work after leaving Tentative deal About 900 workers at Brinks Canada in British Columbia and Ontario agree to new contract LUMBER PRODUCTION Weyerhaeuser Edson, Alta. (73 production employees) and Unifor, Local 447 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025. Ratified on Oct. 29, 2020. Signed on April 1, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2020: 2.5% Effective April 1, 2021: 2.25% Effective April 1, 2022: 2% Effective April 1, 2023: 3% Effective April 1, 2024: 2% Shift premium: Employee will see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) see Contract> pg.8 Handling of OPG analyst's move request ruled unreasonable, unfair by arbitrator AN ONTARIO employer was entitled to exercise its discretion in determining if it could release an employee for a temporary position but it acted un- reasonably when it denied the release, an arbitrator has ruled. Alysha Wegrynowski was a senior financial ana- lyst for Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The col- lective agreement ensured that OPG employees had access to career opportunities by allowing transfers to short-term relief assignments — called rotations — as long as their unit could afford to release them. After completing a rotation, an employee would re- turn to their original position or a comparable one. In September 2019, Wegrynowski saw a post- ing for a one-year rotation in another department. The rotation was technically a demotion but it had a higher salary. Wegrynowski was also interested in trying out the shift work it involved. Wegrynowski notified her manager that she would be applying for the posted rotation. Protocol October 4, 2021 see Collective> pg.8 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — Multiprovince pg. 4 The Corporation of the City of Barrie — Ontario pg. 5 Martin-Brower of Canada Calgary Centre — Alberta pg. 6 Compass Minerals Canada — Ontario pg. 7 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 Overlapping call-ins should mean 2 call-in premiums: arbitrator

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