Canadian Labour Reporter

February 5, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com February 5, 2018 P.E.I. electrician terminated after attending friend's wedding DESPITE BEING told repeated- ly he could not take leave to attend a wedding, an electrician in Prince Edward Island was fired after he took a week off. Trevor Baker began working for Northumberland Ferries on June 30, 2014, and became a full-time employee in 2016. He was working as the senior electrician on the MV Holiday Island when he was termi- nated on April 12, 2017. Baker requested time off to at- tend a friend's wedding in Mexico POLICING Anishinabek Police Service Garden River Indian Reserve No. 14, Ont. (40 police officers) and the Public Service Alliance Canada (PSAC), Local 0426 Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 6, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2018. Signed on Dec. 6, 2017. Shift premium: $1 for each hour worked on shifts that start or end between 8 pm. and 5 a.m., as long as employee is performing front- line policing duties. B.C. municipal worker's title change triggers premium-pay arbitration ruling WHEN AN EMPLOYER changed a worker's job title, the employee should have been paid for after-hours work but he wasn't. The worker, Raph Shay, was hired as a sustain- ability and education coordinator in June 2015, to cover for the incumbent worker in that position, Julie Clark, who was on leave. In a letter of understanding (LOU) that accom- panied the collective agreement between the Sun- shine Coast Regional District (SCRD) in Sechelt, B.C., and the union, Unifor, Local 466, it detailed working conditions for the coordinator's position. The LOU said the job "requires a work schedule that includes day, evening and weekend shifts as a normal course." When Clark returned to her position in July 2016, the employer sent an email that confirmed Shay had been hired in a temporary position to run until September 2017. On March 2, 2017, Unifor received notices Photo: Google Street View ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 2 pg. 2 Strike mandate reached After a series of votes, York University faculty members agree to walk off jobs if conciliated talks fail Weyerhaeuser — Alberta pg. 2 McGill University — Quebec pg. 4 Ply Gem Canada — Alberta pg. 5 Baymag — Alberta pg. 5 University of Guelph — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Worker > pg. 7

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