Canadian Labour Reporter

November 11, 2019

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian November 11, 2019 CLC strike ends After job action that lasted more than three weeks, 46 employees of the Canadian Labour Congress ratify new agreement. Employer too casual about N.W.T. employee's casual leave request A NORTHWEST Territories worker's request for casual leave to attend sessions of an outpatient alcohol abuse treatment program during the workday was unrea- sonably denied, an arbitrator has ruled. The collective agreement be- tween the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNT) and its union included an article al- lowing workers casual leave with pay of up to two hours in a day — and additional time if travel was required — for certain types of appointments or "other purposes Break from work leads to break in continuous employment A CANADA POST term worker claimed the corporation purposely failed to schedule her on a shift to maintain continuous employment status, but poor communication from the worker meant Canada Post thought she was on vacation. Leah Visser was hired by Canada Post Corpora- tion (CPC) in October 2015 to work in the White- court, Alta. post office. In April 2016, she became a term employee — appointed on an annual basis to cover for absences, holidays and heavy work- loads. Under the collective agreement, term employ- ees received "applicable benefits" under the Can- ada Labour Code if they had continuous, uninter- rupted employment of at least six months. The collective agreement also gave term employees with continuous employment a right of recall if another term assignment became available within 90 days of their last day of employment with CPC. MAIL DELIVERY Canada Post Multiprovince (3,500 postal workers) and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021. Signed on April 1, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2019: 1.8% Effective April 1, 2020: 1.9% Shift premium: $1.15 per hour for all hours worked between ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Black Gold School Division — Alberta pg. 4 Association of Millwrighting Contractors of Ontario — Ontario pg. 5 Loblaws Ajax Distribution Centre — Ontario pg. 6 Umicore Canada — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Chad Martin (Shutterstock) see Leaving > pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg. 8 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: There's still time to register for these popular IRC programs: There's still time to register for these popular IRC programs: Labour Relations Foundations: Dec. 2-6, 2019: Labour Relations Foundations: Dec. 2-6, 2019: Strategic Grievance Handling: Dec. 3-6, 2019: Toronto Strategic Grievance Handling: Dec. 3-6, 2019: Toronto NOV 2019.qxp_Layout 1 2019-10-24 2:29 PM Page 1

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