Canadian Labour Reporter

July 31, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com July 31, 2017 HEALTH CARE Ontario Hospital Association Provincewide, Ontario (7,490 hospital technicians, clinicians) and Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on July 13, 2016. Shift premium: $1.90 per hour (previously $1.80 per hour) for each hour worked on evening shift (Effective April 1, 2018: $1.95 per hour). $2.30 per hour Safeway worker's dismissal upheld, despite working double-duty in Calgary Company had legitimate concerns about competition: Arbitrator BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ALBERTA arbitrator has dismissed a union's challenge to a Safeway employee's firing for con- flict of interest, after the employee started a job at another grocery store while still employed by Safeway. Nicola Polini, 56, was a general clerk at a Safe- way grocery store in Calgary and he was hired in October 1987. He worked in various positions over the next 30 years, but most of the time he was a general clerk, working full-time hours. In June 2015, Polini requested a transfer to re- stricted, part-time status when he came back from a vacation on July 6. He also mentioned to his Photo: Ken Wolter (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Agreement ratified Alternative Belting workers in B.C. sign deal that boosts wages, pensions and includes $2,000 signing bonus ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see 'Accidental' > pg. 7 ARBITRATION AWARDS Brand Energy Solutions (Canada) — Alberta pg. 3 Municipality of Hall Beach — Nunavut pg. 4 McGill University — Quebec pg. 5 Edmonton Opera Association — Alberta pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Bonus payments not made, despite inclusion in collective agreement pg. 6 Alberta lodge employees grieve after days-off change WHEN MICHAEL Shepherd and Gareth Dobson returned from apprentice training school in early 2016 to resume their regu- lar maintenance jobs at the Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alta., both were unhappy after being advised they had to work on Saturday and Sunday. The employer argued that due to operational needs, a more experienced journeyman was needed during the weekdays — when the lodge was less busy — so see Arbitration > pg. 6 see Collective agreements > pg. 3

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