Canadian Labour Reporter

March 4, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian March 4, 2019 Union, employer, benefits trustee bicker over LTD payments AN EMPLOYEE, who worked for Kone Canada in British Co- lumbia, was disabled for three years, but a dispute arose over who should cover his long-term disability (LTD) benefits. Paul Schwagly was off work from Oct. 9, 2012, to Oct. 9, 2015, and was denied LTD payments. The union, International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), Local 82 grieved the decision on May 23, 2013, after Sun Life In- surance refused to pay LTD ben- efits to Schwagly. The grievance also named the IAM grieves decision after Air Canada denies worker rights to wear union hat EVEN THOUGH they had worn International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Work- ers (IAM)-branded ball caps since 1985, a number of Air Canada employees were told they couldn't wear such hats while on duty. During 1985 bargaining, the IAM distribut- ed union-logoed hats to employees as a pressure tactic against the employer. But Air Canada issued a statement that employees working under-the- wing were not allowed to wear non-Air Canada caps, even though their exposure to customers was minimal. The IAM grieved the decision and won a ruling on Sept. 16, 1987, that said the employer violated the collective agreement by interfering with an employee's right to choose his own headgear. However, after Air Canada was removed from creditor protection in 2004, the company again pur- sued an effort to rebrand the airline with new logos and uniforms. If employees didn't follow guidelines, MAIL DELIVERY Canada Post Multiprovince (1,380 administrative, communications, clerical, IT, engineering, financial, technical, library employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Renewal agreement: Effective March 26, 2018, to Aug. 31, 2020. Signed on Feb. 2, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective Oct. 31, 2018: 1.75% Effective Oct. 31, 2019: 1.8% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 New vice-chairperson Lawyer with 'significant' labour, employment experience joins Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board A&B Rail Services and Allied Rail Services — Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut pg. 4 WOW! Factor Desserts — Alberta pg. 5 BellMTS — Manitoba pg. 6 Grand River Hospital — Ontario pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: REUTERS/Ben Nelms see Trust > pg. 8 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Negotiation Skills: April 7-12: Kingston; July 22-26: Victoria Labour Arbitration Skills: May 26-30, 2019: Kingston Labour Relations Foundations: June 3-7: Halifax negotiate ■ with ■ confidence see Arbitration > pg. 8

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