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June 26, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian www.labour-reporter.com June 26, 2017 Ontario worker's request for travel-time credit denied AN EMPLOYEE working for the Ontario College of Trades regularly submitted hours for travel time but not all were ac- cepted by the employer. Yacine Dottridge — a stake- holder's relations coordinator in the communications and mar- keting department for the regu- latory body in Ontario — began working on Sept. 3, 2013 and was responsible for organizing vari- ous events on behalf of the col- lege. He was expected to regular- ly spend a few days away from his home of Toronto. When he travelled, Dottridge would advise Tyler Charlebois, manager, by email of the time and the hours would be placed into a lieu account, so employees could take time off in lieu of the travel time. There was no formal record of the time issued. In March 2016, Dottridge be- gan reporting to Perry Chao, who oversaw a new payroll track- ing system that formally booked CN Rail employee tests positive following earlier drug test refusal Worker claims marijuana in cookies he consumed BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A RAILWAY worker's positive drug test when he was on a last-chance agreement was sufficient to warrant dismissal, an arbitrator ruled despite the worker's claims he unknowingly ingested the drug. The 50-year-old employee — referred to as "M.B." by the arbitrator — worked with Canadian National Railway (CN) for 26 years. Like all CN employees, he was subject to CN's drug and alco- hol policy that required "biological testing for the presence of drugs and alcohol in the breath is con- ducted where reasonable cause exists to suspect alcohol or drug use or possession in violation of ARBITRATION AWARDS Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment — Ontario pg. 3 Government of Canada — Multiprovince pg. 4 CASA Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health — Alberta pg. 4 Marpole Transport — British Columbia pg. 5 Prairie South School Division No. 210 — Saskatchewan pg. 5 NACC Shipping Canada — Quebec pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Modfos (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Bargaining begins Several hotels in downtown Vancouver undertaking new collective agreements talks, according to Unifor ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Alberta food-services worker fired after not responding to recall order pg. 8 see Story > pg. 7 RETAIL Sobeys Whitby, Ont. (400 grocery retail employees) and Unifor Local 1090 Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2017, to Feb. 28, 2022. Signed on Feb. 17, 2017. Shift premium: $0.80 per hour for all hours worked on after- noon and night shifts. $0.95 per hour for all employees posted in freezer. Paid holidays: 10 days. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 18 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Medical benefits: Sobeys' Group Insurance Plan. Pension: Sobeys' Pension Plan. Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (spouse, sister/brother five, par- see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

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