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October 17, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 17, 2016 B.C. smelter worker has 3-day suspension for threat lifted Lack of concern after altercation made threat unlikely: Arbitrator BY JEFFREY R. SMITH MULTINATIONAL METALS and mining company Rio Tinto operates an aluminum smelter in Kitimat, B.C. The plant is hot and loud and employees must wear personal protective devices including hard hats, face masks and ear protection such as muffs or plugs. Because of this equipment, employees must speak loudly to be heard and it is often difficult to commu- nicate. Jose DaSilva began working for Rio Tinto in 1998, working mostly in the pot room. By 2015, he was chair of the union's council of shop stewards. On Oct. 8, 2015, DaSilva was part of the gas collec- ARBITRATION AWARDS Workers' bumping rights not respected by employer pg. 6 Kugaaruk Housing Authority — Nunavut pg. 3 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology — Edmonton pg. 3 Progressive Waste Solutions — Ontario pg. 4 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board — Ontario pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: momente (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Port workers reject deal Union had accepted proposal subsequent to bargaining blitz undertaken with mediator ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Co-worker > pg. 7 TRANSPORTATION EVAS Air Gander, N.L. (55 pilots) and Unifor Local 2002 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 5, 2016, to Feb. 4, 2019. Signed on Feb. 5, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Feb. 5, 2016: 2% Effective Feb. 5, 2017: 1% Effective Feb. 5, 2018: 1% Shift premium: For working on a guaranteed day off: Captain full-day (over 5 hours) 2016: Managing Unionized Environments, Nov. 1-3, 2016: Vic toria Living the Collective Agreement Mastering Fac t-Finding & Investigation, Nov. 15-18, 2016: Halifax Building Internal Capacity to Effectively Deal with Workplace Complaints see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 6 Stealing pills not necessarily valid reason for termination A NURSE WHO stole pills from the hospital where she worked, was fired after being caught red- handed. On Feb. 15, 2013, Jennifer Vail- lancourt was working as a nurse at Holland Orthopaedic and Ar- thritic Centre in Toronto when she was accused of stealing hydro- morphone, lorazepam and clon- azepam over a two-year period (the extent of pill record-keeping), and falsifying documents to hide the thefts.

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