Canadian Labour Reporter

November 22, 2021

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PM #40065782 A NOVA SCOTIA casual em- ployee who temporarily held a bargaining unit position wasn't entitled to exercise a bumping provision when that position ended, an arbitrator has ruled. Queen's Manor is a long-term care facility in Liverpool, N.S. In May 2019, the facility hired Am- ber Falkenham to be a continu- ing care assistant employed on a casual basis. Casual employees were not members of the bargain- ing unit. However, the collective agree- ment provided that "any casual employee who temporarily fills a 4-year contract Workers at BASF in Windsor, Ont. will see wages rise by 11.25 per cent over life of agreement POWER GENERATION Ontario Power Generation Provincewide, Ontario (6,711 maintenance employees) and the Power Workers' Union (PWU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1000 (Maintenance trades) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Ratified in January 2021. Signed April 1, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2021: 1% Shift premium: Hydroelectric see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Workers> pg.8 Educator's suspension for racist remarks lowered to 3 days from 5 days by arbitrator AN ALBERTA teacher deserved a suspension for repeated incidences of racially insensitive com- ments but five days was too much, an arbitration board has ruled. The 53-year-old worker was a high school teach- er for the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), hired in 2014. He taught at a school with a diverse student body including 50 Indigenous students. CBE and the rest of the province had teaching quality stan- dards (TQS) that required teachers to respect di- versity and ensure every student felt safe. The Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) also had a code of professional conduct that instructed teachers to teach respect "the dignity and rights of all persons without prejudice as to race, religious beliefs." On Nov. 20, 2019, the worker received a letter of expectation for using the "n" word in class while referring to an old rhyme. The letter instructed the worker to treat students with respect and dignity, November 22, 2021 see Teacher's> pg.8 Garda Security Screening — Alberta pg. 4 Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance — Ontario pg. 4 Yukon University — Yukon pg. 5 The Regional Municipality of Durham Police Services Board — Ontario pg. 7 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 Non-union casual employee didn't earn any bumping rights

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