Canadian Labour Reporter

October 21, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 21, 2019 New deal at Stella's Sherbrook After talks fail, Manitoba Labour Board imposes agreement on first contract for Winnipeg restaurant workers Shouting matches lead to dismissal after finger in coworker's face in B.C. SHOUTING matches between a B.C. trucking company worker and a supervisor were a common sight at one workplace, but one day the worker became a little too ani- mated for the company's liking. Forshner Brothers/Horsman Trucking operated a logging truck business out of Gibsons, B.C. One senior driver, Marcel Sipkes, didn't get along well with the safe- ty supervisor, Laura Snoek. They often had disagreements, particu- larly over the dispatch of junior drivers over senior drivers. Snoek at one point told Sipkes Worker justly suspended, unjustly dismissed after allegations of spying levelled in B.C. A BRITISH Columbia worker whose phone was wiped by his wife after allegations he spied on co- workers, deserved an unpaid suspension for not co-operating with the investigation but not termi- nation, according to an arbitrator. The worker was a water and wastewater plant operator and equipment operator for the District of Houston in northern B.C. He initially used his personal cellphone for work purposes and the district reimbursed him for it. The district eventu- ally provided the man with a work iPhone, where he used his personal Apple account to include his saved information. The district had a mobile de- vices policy that all records on employer-provided cellphones were the property of the district. In August 2017, the district's chief administra- tor officer (CAO) was told that four female em- ployees had reported that the worker had showed up in their work areas — three of them worked in parks — which "creeped" them out. They also LABOUR UNIONS Alberta Federation of Labour Edmonton (5 labour-union employees) and Unifor, Local 445 Renewal agreement: Effect- ive April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Ratified on Aug. 31, 2019. Signed on Sept. 18, 2019. Wage adjustments: (For executive directors, de- partmental staff ) Effective April 1, 2019: 1.5% Effective April 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective April 1, 2021: 2.5% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 First Canada, doing business as First Student Canada — British Columbia pg. 3 Town of Canmore — Alberta pg. 4 Municipal Property Assessment Corporation — Ontario pg. 4 Misericordia Community Hospital and Villa Caritas — Alberta pg. 6 Canada Cartage System (Winnipeg Division) — Manitoba pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Georgijevic (iStock) see Interactions > pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg. 8 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Keep workplace conflict under control. We'll show you how. Keep workplace conflict under control. We'll show you how. Building Trust in the Workplace: Nov. 7, 2019: Toronto Building Trust in the Workplace: Nov. 7, 2019: Toronto Strategies for Workplace Conflicts: Nov. 19-21, 2019: Halifax Strategies for Workplace Conflicts: Nov. 19-21, 2019: Halifax

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