Canadian Labour Reporter

January 6, 2020

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PM #40065782 January 6, 2020 Labour Reporter Canadian Manager at Ottawa transit agency allowed to help out with schedule work A MEMBER of management was allowed to help out with the duties of his former bargaining-unit position during the transition to a new person in the role, an Ontario arbitrator has ruled. In September 2018, OC Transpo, the pub- lic transit agency for the City of Ottawa, placed a worker in a temporary assignment as a senior booking and time transaction officer (SBO), where her duties included preparing and main- taining the master schedule for staff in the fleet and facilities branch. The booking process for the master sched- ule was done every spring and fall and always in- volved overtime work for the SBO. The booking decisions are determined by meetings with man- agement and the SBO over a period of two to three months. When the worker assumed the SBO role, the booking process had already begun, and it was more complicated than usual due to uncertainty SkyTrain strike ends Eleventh-hour deal results in 900 workers back on job Hydro Ottawa worker rushed repair job, committed safety violations AN ONTARIO worker's bad day — with one safety violation after another — was enough to termi- nate his employment, an arbitra- tor has ruled. The worker was employed with Hydro Ottawa, the operator of the electric utility in Ottawa. He initially joined as an appren- tice in 2011 and became a power line technician in 2015 — a safety sensitive position that involved building and maintaining electri- cal systems. Safety was a priority for Hydro Ottawa and it had rules requiring TRANSPORTATION Trimac Transportation Port Colborne, Ont. (10 drivers) and the Eastern Canada Council of Teamsters, Locals 938, 879 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2020. Signed on April 15, 2019. Shift premium: $4 per hour (previously $2.50 per hour) for employees doing training. Paid holidays: 9 days (paid at 10 hours). Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Bay Ferries — Multiprovince pg. 3 Shaw Pipe Protection — Alberta pg. 4 Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel — British Columbia pg. 4 Charron Transport — Ontario pg. 5 Sil Industrial Materials — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Marc Bruxelle (iStock) see Employee > pg. 7 see Nature > pg. 7 building ■ better ■ leaders Mastering Fact-Finding & Investigation: Feb. 24-27, 2020: Kingston Managing Unionized Environments: Mar. 3-5, 2020: Toronto Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: JAN 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2019-11-26 9:02 AM Page 1

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