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November 29, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO sawmill worker deserved a suspension for vio- lating a lockout policy, but it should be reduced because the employer didn't consistently enforce the policy, an arbitrator has ruled. Ryam Forest Products oper- ates a sawmill in Chapleau, Ont. It employed Richard Groulx as a tilt hoist operator. Groulx was hired in 2017. On Jan. 20, 2021, Groulx was working at his station near the planer lockout area. The planer wasn't running because it was shut down and locked out for its Agreement ratified Education workers in Quebec will see wage hikes, improved salary scale after signing new deal POWER GENERATION Ontario Power Generation Provincewide, Ontario (6,711 maintenance employees) and the Power Workers' Union (PWU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1000 (trades) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Ratified in January 2021. Signed on April 1, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2021: 1% Paid holidays: 11 days plus 3 floating days for employees see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Worker > pg.7 Jailed Saskatchewan worker terminated for inability to attend work due to incarceration A SASKATCHEWAN company had just cause to terminate a worker who was jailed for aggravated as- sault, an arbitrator has ruled. The 50-year-old worker was hired by Saskatoon- based fertilizer company Nutrien in 2007 to be a labourer at its Lanigan, Sask., potash mine. He pro- gressed to the position of operator 1 in the mill op- erations department. On March 18, 2019, the worker's wife — from whom he had recently separated — asked him to stay with their 13-year-old twin daughters while she went to work because they were feeling sick. The worker asked one of his daughters for the password to her mother's laptop computer. He started using the laptop, but it was synchronized with his wife's cellphone, giving him access to her emails and texts. As a result, he saw messages between his wife and a man she had started dating. The worker angrily drove to the other man's office in a nearby town. The man was alone and the worker November 29, 2021 see Employer> pg.7 Canada Steamship Lines — Montreal pg. 3 North Island College — British Columbia pg. 4 SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions — Alberta pg. 5 The Villa Leonardo Gambin Centre— Ontario pg. 6 Photo: hstiver (iStock) 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 Ill-advised shortcut deserves shorter suspension: Arbitrator

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