Canadian Labour Reporter

March 25, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian March 25, 2019 B.C. forestry worker fired for working during sick leave A UNION-management dis- agreement over seniority lists and harassment lead a forestry worker to take sick leave due to high stress levels at work. Rick Neuwirth worked as a grapple yarder operator at Big Lake Logging in British Columbia and was recalled to work in Octo- ber 2017, after an 18-month shut- down. Big Lake and Island Forest Company (IFC) worked under li- cense to Western Forest Products, which owned logging rights in the Franklin River area. The two companies were part Unattended delivery truck leads to Canada Post dispatcher termination A LONG-time employee of Canada Post was fired after a delivery truck trailer was left unaccounted for overnight. Brock Joubarne worked as a dispatcher with the crown corporation since 2003. On Oct. 2, 2016, Joubarne began his shift at an Ottawa mail pro- cessing plant. According to the scan-to-vehicle sheet (STV), a trailer arrived at the loading dock at 9:39 a.m. and it was unloaded immediately. The load included several high-priority delivery items. Instead, the trailer remained parked beside a fence, which was in a fire route and was against company regulations. It was eventually discov- ered, unsecured, by a traffic control officer shortly after midnight on Oct. 3. When Joubarne was asked about the trailer by superintendent Jean Levengneux, he said he in- formed supervisor Donatus Nnorom or another one identified as "Ange" about the missing trailer. HEALTH SCIENCES Nordion (Canada) Ottawa (130 technical employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2020. Signed on July 18, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2017: 2% (plus $500 signing bonus) Effective April 1, 2018: 2% Effective April 1, 2019: 2.25% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Cannabis workers unionize Call centre employees working at Ontario Cannabis Store in Toronto agree to join UFCW Canada Alberta Teachers' Association — Alberta pg. 4 McGill University — Quebec pg. 5 City of Red Deer — Alberta pg. 5 Bonnyville Health Centre — Alberta pg. 6 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Stress > 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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