Canadian Labour Reporter

November 26, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian November 26, 2018 Agrement breached after company didn't replace retired worker: Union AFTER THE highest-paid union- ized employee at a Mount Pearl, N.L., industrial gas supplier re- tired, his position was not refilled. Gus Hickey worked as a cus- tomer installation technician (CIT) at Air Liquide Canada, but he retired on June 1, 2017. His duties included installation of liquid carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen and argon tanks for vari- ous locations around Newfound- land and Labrador. Hickey's job entailed being on call on a 24-hour, seven-days- per-week basis. But when he was Fort McMurray, Alta., truck driver fired after being caught not wearing seatbelt WHEN THE driver of an oilsands dump truck was seen not wearing a seatbelt, he was promptly terminated for violating a "cardinal" safety rule. Randolph Healey worked as a truck driver for North American Mining for about seven or eight years at Suncor's oilsands mine near Fort Mc- Murray, Alta., when on June 6, 2017, he was oper- ating one of the company's massive Caterpillar haul trucks, which was 19 feet, six inches high. Foreman Doug Hodge was operating a bulldoz- er — which measured 15 feet, five inches high — when he passed by Healey and looked up into the cab. The shoulder belt was viewed from about 20 to 25 feet away, said Hodge, and it was hang- ing loosely from its retraction area and it wasn't wrapped around Healey, as it should have been. And because Healey's side window was rolled down, Hodge had no trouble seeing inside, he testified. PACKAGING Cascades Calgary (130 production employees, electricians, mechanics, engineers) and Unifor, Local 539 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive March 7, 2018, to March 6, 2022. Ratified on July 25, 2018. Signed on Aug. 29, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective year 1: 2% plus $300 lump-sum payment Effective year 2: 2% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 New contract Four-year collective agreement signed for 123 employees at Radisson Hotel Saskatoon Corporation of the City of Vaughan — Ontario pg. 4 Dalhousie University — Nova Scotia pg. 4 NAV CANADA — Multiprovince pg. McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence — Alberta pg. 6 Hudbay Minerals — Manitoba pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: REUTERS/Todd Korol see No layoffs > pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 8

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