Canadian Labour Reporter

April 29, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian April 29, 2019 St. John's firefighter denied sick pay after not submitting certificate AFTER HE booked off sick for two consecutive shift cycles, a firefighter was surprised to find out he had not been paid for the second shift he was off. David Osmond began work- ing for the St. John's Regional Fire Department in 2008 and worked at the Paradise station. Osmond's rotating-shift position included 24 hours on and 72 hours off. On Aug. 29, 2017, Osmond called fire captain Peter Fowler and informed him he would be off sick for his next two scheduled tours of duty, which were on Aug. Halifax airport screener grieves refusal to provide access for smoking breaks BECAUSE OF the unique layout at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, some airport screeners were unable to have smoke breaks, which precipitated with one grievance filed. Linda Burns, who worked at the airport for eight years, was denied from having cigarette breaks because she worked in the non-passenger vehicle screening (NPVS) area that was strictly non-smoking for any personnel. Burns worked for Securitas Transport Aviation Security, which was under contract to the Canadi- an Air Transport Security Authority. In the NPVS area, vehicles were screened by Burns and other screening officers. The airport only provided one area for persons to smoke, which was located directly across from the main passenger entrance area. During a normal workday for screeners, the employees were greeted by a manager who would drive a van to pick them up. The van followed a GOVERNMENT e City of Lethbridge Lethbridge, Alta. (860 inside, outside employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 70 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2022. Ratified on Dec. 10, 2018. Signed on Dec. 10, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.5% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 First contract ratified Custodial employees at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., approve deal after only two days of bargaining Loomis Express Canada — Multiprovince pg. 3 Weyerhaeuser — Alberta pg. 4 Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association — Nova Scotia pg. 5 NorQuest College — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: kevin brine (Shutterstock) see IAFF > pg. 7 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Labour Arbitration Skills: May 26-30, 2019: Kingston Labour Relations Foundations: June 3-7, 2019: Halifax Negotiation Skills: July 22-26, 2019: Victoria negotiate ■ with ■ confidence see Arbitration > pg. 7

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