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January 27, 2020

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PM #40065782 January 27, 2020 Labour Reporter Canadian Sunwing Airlines worker goes overboard with unfounded harassment allegations A CANADIAN airline had good reason to re- quest medical clearance for a return to work and then dismiss a flight-crew worker who made per- sistent, unfounded allegations of harassment and threats, according to an arbitrator. Margarida Carrasqueiras was a cabin safety manager for Toronto-based Sunwing Airlines. In March 2016, Carrasqueiras emailed Sunwing's payroll department requesting vacation pay owed for the past 10 years. She said that her vacation pay had not been calculated based on the hours she actually worked. Sunwing replied that it was discussing the vaca- tion pay issue with the union and would inform all employees soon. Carrasqueiras emailed back with exclamation marks to say it wasn't a union issue but about her labour code rights. She emphatical- ly asked for "my payment as dictated by law." Carrasqueiras met with the vice-president of inflight operations and her manager on March Arbitrator award OPSEU pharmacy technicians gain six per cent wage hike Being 'thoughtlessly unproductive' is not time theft: arbitrator A BRITISH COLUMBIA work- er's wasting of two hours on his shift was worthy of a suspension but not dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled. Justin Karleen was employed with Sofina Foods — a manufac- turer of meat and poultry prod- ucts — at its Abbotsford, B.C. plant. Hired in September 2016, Karleen worked in the shipping department. He had a good per- formance evaluation and one in- stance of discipline on his record — a July 2019 verbal warning for not completing all his tasks. GOVERNMENT City of Cold Lake Cold Lake, Alta. (118 municipal employees) and the Alberta Union of Pro- vincial Employees (AUPE), Local 118/016 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on Aug. 7, 2018. Signed on Aug. 30, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.75% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Grande Spirit Foundation — Alberta pg. 4 Landmark Transport/ Landmark Cartage Services/Landmark Logistics — British Columbia pg. 5 The Banff Centre — Alberta pg. 5 Nova Scotia Power — Nova Scotia pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: robertcicchetti (iStock) see Worker > pg. 8 see Employee's > pg. 8 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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