Canadian Labour Reporter - sample

October 24, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 24, 2016 Harasser fired after bad behaviour brings denials and accusations Worker denied making sexual comments; tried to paint victims as liars BY JEFFREY R. SMITH ANNOYING co-workers with inappropriate and sexually charged comments and gestures may not be as serious as sexual coercion, but denying them and accusing those co-workers of lying can make the mis- conduct worthy of dismissal. Abshir Elmi was a temporary full-time shelter sup- port worker for the City of Ottawa, hired in 2006. Combined with his experience before becoming employed with the city, he had 25 years as a support worker. During this career, Elmi had no history of serious discipline or harassment complaints against him. ARBITRATION AWARDS Worker caught red-handed accepting marijuana pg. 8 Construction Labour Relations Association of Manitoba — Manitoba pg. 3 Jones Marine Services — British Columbia pg. 3 Cornerstone Industrial — Alberta pg. 4 Olymel — Alberta pg. 5 Peace River School Division No. 10 — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: SpeedKingz (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Mine workers locked out Lafarge and USW fail to agree on new deal, so workers have been sent home ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Five > pg. 7 EDUCATION Simon Fraser University Burnaby, B.C. (1,530 teaching assistants) and Teaching Support Staff Union Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2019. Signed on April 21, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2016: 0.5% increase and 0.45% economic stability dividend. Overtime: Time and one-half for work more than 17 contact hours per week. 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 8 Professor's extra work during vacation his own choice AN ALBERTA professor felt it was his duty to respond to student emails during his vacation, even though it was the policy at Atha- basca University for him to wait until he returned to active duty. Robert Barnetson worked in the Faculty of Humanities and So- cial Sciences at the distance learn- ing post-secondary institution. He had been with the school since 2004 as a tutor and a full-time pro- fessor since 2007. On Jan. 26, 2015, Barnetson

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