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January 22, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com January 22, 2018 Eight Yukon teachers grieve after no permanent-status promotions DESPITE WORKING for years in the Yukon school system, eight teachers were continually con- sidered temporary due to "excep- tional circumstances." Lindsay Hutchinson, Matteus Geisler, Emily Claes, Pricilla Daw- son, Allison Cunningham, Trina Dennis, Laura Bateman, Bruce Gillard collectively grieved their status after all were advised by Judy Arnold, deputy education minister, that during the 2016- 17 school session, they were all GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION Town of Vulcan Vulcan, Alta. (7 labourers, operators) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees(CUPE), Local 37 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. Ratified on Dec. 1, 2017. Signed on Dec. 12, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 1.8% Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2.2% Not punching out leads to termination for Calgary flour plant employee Misunderstanding over 'sarcastic' exchange with supervisor A MID-SHIFT, off-site break to Tim Hortons was deemed enough for a flour packer at the ADM Milling plant in Calgary to be terminated. Jessy Gobeil was a seven-month employee when on Feb. 19, 2016, she left her position at 4 a.m. She advised colleague Damara Smith, who was working as operator one, that she was leaving for a quick coffee and cigarette break. As an operator one, it was Gobeil's understand- ing that Smith was in charge of the floor's op- erations during that shift. When she left the site, however, Gobeil neglected to punch-out her time card, which was the normal procedure for work- ers who went on a lunch break. Photo: Alexey Stiop (Shutterstock) ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Kootenay Market contract Workers at B.C. grocery store sign new deal in which hourly pay aligns with potential new minimum wage rules Aboriginal Peoples Television Network — Manitoba pg. 3 Sunrise Poultry Processors — British Columbia pg. 4 F&D Scene Changes — Alberta pg. 5 MDS Nordion — British Columbia pg. 5 Buffalo Metis Catering — Alberta pg. 6 Wilfrid Laurier University — Ontario pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Educators > pg. 8

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