Canadian Labour Reporter

February 3, 2020

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PM #40065782 February 3, 2020 Labour Reporter Canadian No deduction allowed to recover cost of missing cable company meter A BRITISH COLUMBIA company has been ordered to pay back wages it deducted to recover the cost of equipment a worker lost. Corey Montgomery worked for Pacific West Cable, a cable and electrical contracting company in Surrey, B.C., since 2007. Montgomery's job duties as an installer required the use of various types of tools and equipment, which Pacific West provided to him. The company also gave him a company van. The collective agreement had an article covering tools and clothing that said, the company "shall continue to replace tools broken or worn out" in the course of work for the company, but employees "are responsible for the loss of tools on the approved employee's tool list." Pacific West Cable also had a provision covering climbing gear issued to employees that stated employees were responsible for the cost if gear was lost or damaged "from the Strike vote About 100 municipal workers in Revelstoke, B.C. agree to walk off jobs, if necessary Vancouver hotel worker disciplined over 'constant battle' on room cleaning A BRITISH COLUMBIA arbi- trator found a hotel housekeeper's suspension for cleaning mistakes was too harsh in the context of an environment where many had trouble getting their work done properly. Dulce Conchada worked as a housekeeper for the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver — a 245-room hotel in Vancouver. She was hired in 2009. The collective agreement set out normal quotas for housekeep- ers as 16 rooms cleaned over the course of an eight-hour shift. In OILFIELD SERVICES Neegan Development Fort McMurray, Alta. (70 mechanics, welders, machinists, operators, drivers, grounds workers, custodians) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Aug. 22, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022. Ratified on Aug. 28, 2019. Signed on Aug. 22, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Aug. 28, 2019: 1% less ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Canadian National Railway — Multiprovince pg. 3 Firan Technology Group, Circuits Division — Ontario pg. 4 The Board Of Education School District 41 – Burnaby — British Columbia pg. 5 Pro-Tec Fire Services of Canada — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Pacific West Cable see ree-day > pg. 7 see B.C. > pg. 7 Managing Unionized Environments: March 3-5: 2020: Toronto Labour Relations Foundations: March 22-27, 2020: Kingston LEARN MORE FEB 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-01-27 6:27 PM Page 1

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