Canadian Labour Reporter

October 8, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 8, 2018 Telus technician terminated after shutting off phone service THE TOWN OF Janvier, Alta., was left without telephone cover- age for 17 hours after a technician shut off a radio transmitter. Diaa Suwan first worked for Telus Communications in 2007 in the landline arm of the compa- ny. In 2014, he transferred to the wireless division. But on Sept. 9, 2016, Suwan shut down a Harris Quadralink radio that caused "significant ser- vice outage, impacting the wire- line service to an entire commu- nity and its emergency service," according to his Oct. 5 letter of TTC workcar operator dismissed after threats made against supervisor AFTER HIS request for a vacation leave was denied, a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) workcar operator phoned his supervisor and berated him, triggering his dismissal. Laurence Dunphy had worked for the TTC since 1998 when on Feb. 28, 2016, he texted his su- pervisor, Jason Radeska, to request the next two days off (Feb. 28 and 29) under the single-day va- cation (SDV) policy. However, the request was refused for the sec- ond night as Dunphy had been booked for first- aid training. (Dunphy previously requested training after twice refusing to work shifts due to his outdated training status.) On Feb. 29, Dunphy again texted Radeska and said: "Maybe you guys should be more organized, don't put it on me. You can't give me one day's no- tice for training." Dunphy was told repeatedly that the SDV FUELLING SERVICES Sterling Fuels (Hamilton) Hamilton, Ont. (5 masters, engineers, mates) and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild (CMSG) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2023. Signed on May 16, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2018: 2.5% Effective April 1, 2019: 2.5% or COLA, whichever is higher, maximum 4% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Contract signed Workers at Newfoundland resort agree to three-year deal that hikes wages, premiums, allowances and leaves Freshwater Fish Marketing — Manitoba pg. 3 McKesson Canada — Alberta pg. 4 Clean Harbors Canada — Ontario pg. 5 North American Maintenance — Alberta pg. 5 Pioneer Complex — Alberta pg. 6 Lockheed Martin Canada — Quebec pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Louis.Roth (Shutterstock) see Employee > pg. 8 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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