Canadian Labour Reporter

May 27, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian May 27, 2019 B.C. forklift driver fired after 'dumb ass' crash leads to damages A LONG-TIME employee at Canadian Forest Products' Elko, B.C., mine drove his forklift too quickly on snowy roads and slammed into another driver, damaging both vehicles. Robert Williams had 18 years of experience but on Feb. 26, 2018, he was working as a forklift opera- tor. Light snow covered the yard that day over an icy surface. Sand had not been done since the previ- ous week, making the on-site con- ditions slick. Williams drove to one end of the yard to figure out where to CUPE grieves 'line picking' exercise at Nepean, Ont., retirement home WHEN A retirement residence decided to change schedules, it engaged in a "line-picking" exercise for employees, which was immediately grieved by the union. Workers at Barrhaven Manor in Nepean, Ont., were advised on April 26, 2018, that schedules were going to be reduced and they would have to choose which line of work they would be slotted into, based on seniority. On May 4, dietary aides, dishwashers and rec- reation staff all participated in the "line-picking" exercise at the behest of the employer, Revera. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4000-11 grieved the decision on May 18, which was quickly denied on the same day by Revera. The new schedules went into effect on June 30. CUPE argued that management unilaterally went ahead with the exercise, which was against the collective agreement. Both parties should FAMILY SHELTER Strathcona Shelter Society Sherwood Park, Alta. (32 coordinators, counsellors, support workers, maintenance staff ) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 5241 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2018, to March 21, 2021. Ratified on Feb. 12, 2019. Signed on March 13, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective 2018: 0% Effective 2019: $500 lump- sum payment for full time ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Deal for NAC workers About 100 employees of North America Construction in Morriston, Ont., approve new three-year contract Your Quick Gateway (Windsor) o/a Windsor International Airport — Ontario pg. 3 Boise Cascade Alljoist — New Brunswick pg. 4 Tri-Municipal Leisure Centre — Alberta pg. 5 Host International of Canada — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Operator > 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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