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December 4, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com December 4, 2017 Forestry worker wins grievance but estoppel granted in B.C. AN ENGINEER working as a lower-rated classification was paid less than he felt he should have been, so he grieved his treat- ment. Cody Ketchum was offered the job of fireman in March 2016 at the Mackenzie, B.C., lumber-pro- cessing plant of Conifex Timber. The job required employees to burn excess wood-waste products which created power for the plant. Ketchum was paid $33.92 per hour while working as a fireman. EDUCATION Brock University St. Catharines, Ont. (8 ESL coordinators) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4207 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. Signed on Sept. 21, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2016: 1.5% Effective July 1, 2017: 1.5% Effective July 1, 2018: 1.25% Paid holidays: 8 days, plus Chemical plant employee in Saskatoon fired for multiple insubordinations Witness described 'attacking' voice during confrontation AN OPERATOR at the Akzo Nobel specialty chemicals plant in Saskatoon was terminated on the same day he was participating in company-or- dered counselling for "inappropriate" behaviour. Kevin Murr worked for the company for 18 years with no discipline on his record except for a warning regarding an incident in 2016. On Nov. 15, 2016, Murr was directed by Louis Knaus, operations manager, to clean up a chemi- cal spill with another worker. Later in the lunch- room, he approached Ila Klassen, plant manager, about the incident and Murr said he shouldn't have received blame for the spill. He was loud and made other employees feel Photo: Google Street View ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Charter challenge OPSEU says it will fight Ontario government's back-to-work legislation for college faculty in court Rexall/Pharma Plus Edmonton Pharmacies — Alberta pg. 3 Pro-Tec Fire Services of Canada — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 4 Agropur Cooperative — Alberta pg. 4 Bell Media (CTV Sault Ste. Marie) — Ontario pg. 5 Clarence Farm Services — Nova Scotia pg. 6 Praxair Canada — Alberta pg. 6 New Leaf Living and Learning Together — Ontario pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Plant-chair > pg. 8

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