Canadian Labour Reporter

August 6, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian ENTERTAINMENT River Rock Casino Resort Richmond, B.C. (977 casino workers, security guards, hotel staff, kitchen staff ) and the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Sept. 25, 2017, to Sept. 24, 2021. Ratified on Sept. 25, 2017. Signed on July 19, 2018. (First agreement) Wage adjustments: Effective Sept. 30, 2018: 2% Effective Sept. 30, 2019: 2% No travel benefit paid out despite longer work commute EVEN THOUGH he travelled more than 60 kilometres per day to his daily reporting point for about three months, an Nova Sco- tia excavator operator was denied an expected travel benefit. John Jollimore, worked for Emera Utility Services and lived in River John, Nova Scotia, when in the winter of 2017, and the spring of 2018, he was assigned to meet daily at the Truro, N.S., yard, be- fore attending to his daily duties. There were three regular routes New Brunswick lumber operator denies STD benefits despite diagnosis Worker didn't satisfy 'total disability' definition STRESS AT WORK, due to the nature of his job, and conflict with a coworker caused an equip- ment operator to book two weeks off work, after he saw his doctor. Corey Elliot, who worked for Grand Lake Tim- ber in New Brunswick since 2012, advised his family doctor in June 2017 that various factors at work had caused him to become unable to work. The doctor prescribed medication, in addition to time off, for anxiety and depression. On June 2, Elliot applied for STD coverage un- der the employer's insurer Medavie-Blue Cross. He indicated "stress" on the form under the nature of illness. As well, Elliot authorized the release of any medical files and other documentation rela- August 6, 2018 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 New deal at Prevost Retirement benefits, wage hikes, increased employer pension contributions part of three- year collective agreement Aluma Systems — Alberta pg. 4 Sheraton Hamilton Hotel — Ontario pg. 4 The Golden Hills School Division No. 75 — Alberta pg. 5 Art Gallery of Ontario — Ontario pg. 6 CertainTeed Canada — Alberta pg. 6 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Past > pg. 8 Photo: Google Street View 2 0 1 8 READERS' LABOUR RELATIONS TRAINING CHOICE Negotiation Skills, Oc t. 21-26, 2018: Kingston Developing Negotiation Styles & Tactics to Master the Dynamics of Collective Bargaining Change Management, Oc t. 16-18, 2018: Kingston Driving & Building Suppor t for Successful Change Projects Using a Time-Tested Framework

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