Canadian Labour Reporter

September 23, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian September 23, 2019 New contract Wages hiked as much as 32 per cent in deal for Quebec's Laferté renovation centre employees Oil refinery worker terminated for improper lock-out procedure AFTER a NARL Refining em- ployee issued a safety permit that improperly indicated a confined space was safe, he was promptly dismissed. Joshua Ackerman worked as an operator since 2014 at the Come By Chance, N.L. refinery when on Dec. 18, 2017 a clarifier — a circular tank that cleans wastewa- ter before it goes out to sea — was scheduled to be put back into op- eration after being out of service for months due to repairs on its cleaning rake. Before the clarifier could be 2 Bell employees in London, Ont. denied temporary off-site positions AFTER postings for temporary transfers ap- peared, a number of workers in Bell Technical So- lutions (BTS) applied for the positions, which paid extra salary and per diems. David Beck and Tyler Stenback both worked at BTS in London, Ont. as installation repair techni- cians and on Jan. 24, 2017 they each received a text message: "Looking for [volunteers] to be loaned to Windsor [Ont.]. Leaving Jan. 26 to Feb. 5." Both employees responded affirmatively to the message but didn't hear anything back from BTS. Later, they learned that workers who were junior to their seniority dates had been accepted for the transfer. According to the collective agreement, "[the employer] shall give priority to the employee with the most seniority on the transfer list for this transfer territory, as long as this employee has more seniority than the next part-time employee eligible for upgrade in the same team territory." TRANSPORTATION Reimer Express Lines Point Edward, Ont. (15 border ambassadors) and Teamsters Canada, Local 879 Renewal agreement: Effective June 23, 2018 to June 22, 2023. Signed on Dec. 5, 2018. Paid holidays: 10 days, plus day before Christmas. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks af- ter 1 year, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 12 years. It is compulsory for all employees to take vacations during period ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Bragg Communications (Eastlink) — Nova Scotia pg. 3 Government of Ontario — Ontario pg. 4 Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods — British Columbia pg. 5 SemCAMS Midstream — Alberta pg. 6 Canadian Niagara Hotels — Ontario pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see 2 supervisors > pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg. 8 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Your workplace is changing, are you? Change Management: Oct. 1-3, 2019: Toronto Workplace Restoration: Oct. 16-18, 2019: Edmonton SEPT 2019.qxp_Layout 1 2019-08-19 12:31 PM Page 1

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