Canadian Labour Reporter

May 6, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian May 6, 2019 Lumber plant worker denied indemnity after leaving country WHEN HE decided to leave Can- ada to spend recovery time with his daughter in the United States, a long-time worker was denied weekly indemnity payments. Denis Porter had 32 years' ser- vice with Ryam Lumber at its Co- chrane, Ont., processing facility but on July 20, 2018, his summer travel plans were interrupted by sudden hernia surgery. Porter had intended to drive to Pittsburgh to visit his daughter and granddaughter for a vacation but on July 25, he spoke with HR employee Brett Demers. He said Edmonton CN Rail train dispatcher held out of service after drug arrest AFTER SHE was arrested at her workplace for drug trafficking, a Canadian National (CN) em- ployee was placed out of service while the charges wound their way through the courts. Jocelyn Zunti had worked for three years as a dispatcher in Edmonton when on March 21, 2014, police entered her office and arrested her. The ar- rest was part of a larger effort by police and result- ed in 12 other persons being charged with con- spiracy to traffic cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking and the seizure of $800,000 in cash and 3.3 pounds of cocaine. After the arrest, CN conducted an investigation and on March 27, Zunti — after receiving advice from her lawyer — told the company that "she was not at liberty" to discuss her situation. Zunti was placed out of service effective March 25, after declining a leave of absence. Another investigation was attempted by CN on June 2 but again Zunti was "not in a position to BUS TRANSPORTATION Cardinal Coach Lines (cba First Student) Toronto (250 bus drivers) and Teamsters Canada, Local 938 Renewal agreement: Effective June 21, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. Signed on June 21, 2018. Paid holidays: 8 days. Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 6% after 5 years, 8% after 10 years. ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 First contract signed About 35 workers at Semex in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., agree to deal providing $6-per- hour wage increases Benevolence Care Centre — Alberta pg. 3 Thompson Regional Airport Authority — Manitoba pg. 4 Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District 734 — Alberta pg. 5 ABF Freight System — British Columbia pg. 5 Heritage Park Society — Alberta pg. 6 Pro-Tec Fire Services of Canada — Saskatchewan pg. 6 Children's Aid Society of Ottawa — Ontario pg. 7- COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see USW > pg. 8 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. 8

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