Canadian Labour Reporter

October1, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 1, 2018 B.C. truck driver grieves firing despite probationary status AFTER AN unsuccessful stint working at a Coquitlam, B.C., trucking company, a linehaul driv- er was fired for being unsuitable at his job. Robert Harbermehl had worked at Clark Reefer Lines since Dec. 8, 2014, but on Feb. 6, 2015, while still on probation, he was told that because of unsatisfactory ratings during his performance review and speeding during a run, he would be terminated. According to the collective agreement, new employees were considered on probation until FOOD PROCESSING Mountain Creek Farms Calgary (38 production, maintenance employees) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union (UFCW), Local 401 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2019. Ratified on July 5, 2018. Signed on July 5, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective year 1 and 2: Signing bonus, minimum $500 Effective year 3: $0.50 per hour Two safety violations within 1 hour cause lumber stacker to be fired WHEN she was seen on two separate occasions not wearing the required protective equipment, a Chipman, N.B., worker was terminated. Crystal McLaughlin had worked for Grand Lake Timber as a stacker operator since 2012. On Dec. 8, 2017, Tim Ward, maintenance superinten- dent, and Chris Roy, production supervisor, from the video control room witnessed McLaughlin working at her area without safety gloves, safety glasses and earplugs, all of which were mandatory while on the job. McLaughlin was also seen talking on her cell- phone, which was not allowed during safety-sen- sitive operations. Roy immediately summoned McLaughlin to a meeting and told her she would be sent home pending a further investigation, but first she should return to her station. Charles Cyr, mill manager, and Roy went to McLaughlin's station about 45 minutes after the ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Lawsuit threatened Legal Aid Saskatchewan CEO alleges defamation by CUPE member organizing Saskatoon workers Tyco Integrated Fire and Security Canada — Alberta pg. 3 The City of Fort Saskatchewan — Alberta pg. 4 Invista Canada Company — Ontario pg. 5 Flair Airlines — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Grand Lake Timber see GPS > pg. 7 2 0 1 8 READERS' LABOUR RELATIONS TRAINING CHOICE Negotiation Skills, Dec. 3-7, 2018: Vic toria Developing Negotiating Styles & Tactics to Master the Dynamics of Collective Bargaining Managing Unionized Environments, Nov. 27-29, 2018: Toronto Living the Collective Agreement

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