Canadian Labour Reporter

October 11, 2021

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PM #40065782 DAILY DISPATCH longshore workers in British Columbia are entitled to paid personal leave under the Canada Labour Code despite the fact they can choose to not be available for dispatch, a fed- eral arbitrator has ruled. The British Columbia Maritime Employers' Association is a group of companies who operate ship- ping businesses at the province's coastal ports. They employ two types of longshore workers — reg- ular workforce employees (RWFs) and daily dispatch (DD) employ- ees. RWFs are regularly scheduled to work for a particular employer, New contract Workers at Minute Maid in Peterborough, Ont. receive boost to mental health support with four-year deal HEALTH CARE Green Shield Canada Toronto/Windsor, Ont. (557 administrative employees) and Unifor, Locals 240 and 673 Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2021 to Feb. 29, 2024. Ratified in March 2021. Signed on March 2, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective March 1, 2022: 0.6% Effective March 1, 2023: 0.7% Shift premium: 5% additional compensation for all hours worked past 4:30 p.m. 10% ad- ditional compensation for all see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: SeventyFour (iStock) see Association> pg.8 COVID outbreak ruled as true emergency allowing regular overtime pay for day of rest A BRITISH Columbia employer's need for em- ployees to work on a Saturday qualified for an emergency exemption from paying the employees double time, an arbitrator has ruled. Salade Etcetera is a provider of fresh produce to food retailers. Its two facilities in Sherrington, Que., and Coldstream, B.C., processed a constant stream of orders that had to be delivered within a short window. Each facility supported the other by serving customers across Canada. On Jan. 11, 2021, about 40 per cent of employ- ees at Sherrington either tested positive for CO- VID-19 or were under quarantine. This coincided with a sudden surge in orders for Coldstream. On Jan. 13, the company scheduled all available staff at Coldstream to work on Jan. 14 and 15 to fill orders. It also sent an email asking employees to work overtime on Sat., Jan. 16, if necessary. The collective agreement's overtime provision stipulated that "all hours worked in excess of 12 in October 11, 2021 see Collective> pg.8 Associated Ambulance & Services (Whitecourt) — Alberta pg. 4 Consolidated Fastfrate — Alberta pg. 5 University of Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan pg. 5 Community Living Brant — Ontario pg. 6 University of the Fraser Valley Board — British Columbia pg. 6 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: irc@queensu.ca Website: irc.queensu.ca Learn more: Negotiation Skills Develop Negotiating Styles & Tactics to Master the Dynamics of Collective Bargaining. Dec. 6-10, 2021 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET) OCT-NESK-2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-10-05 11:48 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Daily dispatch longshore workers were entitled to leave: arbitrator

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