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November 1, 2021

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PM #40065782 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES at an Ontario hospital who had right of first refusal for overtime do not have that same right for working shifts on paid holidays, an arbitra- tor has ruled. The Sinai Health System, which operates Mt. Sinai Hospi- tal in Toronto, has two collective agreements with its full-time and part-time employees, respectively. Both agreements stipulate that employees who are not covered by the agreements should not per- form "duties normally assigned to those employees" in the bargain- ing unit, except for in emergencies. Strike ends After brief walkout, about 100 workers at Belleville Casino in Belleville, Ont. agree to tentative contract SENIOR LIVING Revera Scenic Grande Calgary (60 health-care, kitchen, housekeeping employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 8 Renewal agreement: Effective July 6, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2023. Signed on July 6, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective date of ratification: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2023: 2% Shift premium: Effective Jan. 1, 2023: $1.50 per hour for all see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Ontario> pg.8 Nova Scotia worker ignores envelope containing warning letters, breaches last-chance agreement A NOVA SCOTIA worker's refusal to take an en- velope containing warning letters was insubor- dinate misconduct that breached his last-chance agreement, an arbitrator has ruled. Alton Donnelly was a crane operator for Irving Equipment, a crane and heavy equipment rental company based in Saint John, N.B. On Nov. 29, 2018, Irving terminated Donnelly's employment for behaviour that the company considered "gross- ly unsafe and inappropriate." The union reached a settlement that substituted a six-month suspension for the dismissal with a last-chance agreement. During the two-year period of the last-chance agreement — ending May 29, 2021 — Irving could terminate Donnelly's employment for "any disci- plinable misconduct." On May 6, 2020, Donnelly forgot to fill out a field level risk assessment before a job — one of the expec- tations he had been given. Irving gave him a warn- ing and said that termination had been considered November 1, 2021 see Failure> pg.8 Mevotech — Ontario pg. 3 AECOM Maintenance Contractors — Alberta pg. 4 Walls and Ceilings Contractors Association of Ottawa— Ontario pg. 5 University of Alberta Non-Academic Staff Association — Alberta pg. 5 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 Right of first refusal for overtime not same for holidays: arbitrator

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