Canadian Labour Reporter

October 29, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 29, 2018 Going AWOL triggers firing for Ontario lumber worker DESPITE being told he couldn't take time off when he requested, a worker at Ryam Tembec lum- ber in Northern Ontario took five days off without permission. David Graham began work with the employer on Aug. 21, 2015, initially as a fill-in worker but eventually as a full-time em- ployee with the company. On March 7, 2018, Graham asked Pierre Bouchier, sawmill supervisor, for unpaid time off to care for an ailing family member. On the form, Graham marked "personal" under the reason for Saskatoon receptionist dismissed after multiple complaints from staff A LONG-TIME employee at the Saskatoon Community Clinic was terminated after multiple issues arose in a short period of time. Carla Smith, receptionist, first worked at the clinic in 1975, but retired in 2008. She returned to the clinic in 2009. Smith had no negative discipline on her record for the entire time employed, but during a meet- ing on March 17, 2016, she said, "Well, fuck you" to two supervisors during a discussion about Smith not taking her full complement of EDOs (earned days off ). The EDO program was mandated by the clinic and compelled employees to work extra time on certain days, and to take the resulting EDOs regu- larly. The time was unpaid, which Smith said neg- atively affected her pay and she said she was hav- ing trouble paying her rent, leading to the profane comment. After the meeting, Smith was given a letter of LUMBER Tolko Industries High Level, Alta. (258 production employees) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW), Local 1-207 Renewal agreement: Effective Aug. 1, 2017, to July 31, 2022. Ratified on July 19, 2018. Signed on July 19, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective Aug. 1, 2017: 2.5% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Weyburn deal ratified Employees of Saskatchewan town vote 90 per cent in favour of contract with wage hikes over four years Canada Malting — Ontario pg. 3 Spectrum Supply Chain Solutions — Alberta pg. 4 Pond Inlet Housing Association — Nunavut pg. 5 Piper Creek Foundation — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Workers > 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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