Canadian Labour Reporter

October 28, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 28, 2019 First contract ratified After 'tough road of bargaining,' Chartwell employees in Vineland, Ont. sign agreement with six per cent wage hikes Lack of work not necessary to justify economic layoffs in B.C. A VANCOUVER shipbuilder's layoffs at the height of construc- tion was challenged by its union, but the company had legitimate reasons, according to an arbitrator. Vancouver Shipyards Company is a business involved in the con- struction and repair of ships and barges based in North Vancou- ver, B.C. In April and May of 2019, the company built three new ves- sels for the Coast Guard and the Navy. They were large vessels with complex electrical systems, so the company employed a large num- ber of electricians on the projects. Disciplinary warnings directed against steward not anti-union animus: arbitrator AN ONTARIO arbitrator has dismissed a union's contention that two warnings given to a union steward for policy violations were based on anti- union sentiment. La Rocca Creative Cakes is a bakery in Rich- mond Hill, Ont. that produces cakes for food stores and cafes. The company hired Kumar Sub- ramanian in 2013 as a delivery driver. Three years later, Subramanian became a union steward. La Rocca has rules for maintaining a clean and hygienic facility. The rules include a requirement for hair and beard nets for facial hair below the corners of the mouth, lab coats over street clothes, and a ban on chewing gum in the production area. On Feb. 15, 2017, Subramanian stopped in the production area to talk to a co-worker who asked him about union matters. Subramanian was wear- ing a hair net and beard net for his moustache but no lab coat. He was also chewing gum. The company's vice-president came by and asked AIRLINES Calm Air International Churchill/Gillam, Man. (14 customer-service employees) and the United Steelworkers (USW), Local 6166 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2021. Signed on Jan. 11, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2018: 1.6% Effective on May 1, 2019: rates of pay will be increased by CPI national annual average for ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 The Salvation Army Edmonton Centre of Hope — Alberta pg. 3 Construction Labour Relations - Alberta — Alberta pg. 4 Niagara Falls Bridge Commission — Ontario pg. 5 Van-Kam Freightways/ Seaboard Cartage (1955)/Wings Motor Cartage/Salt Spring Freight Service — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Finances > pg. 7 see Arbitration > pg. 7 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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