Canadian Labour Reporter

March 9, 2020

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PM #40065782 March 9, 2020 Labour Reporter Canadian Toronto hotel suspends pair of housekeepers after physical altercation TWO HOTEL housekeeping staff deserved sus- pensions for a physical altercation, but 30 days was too severe given the nature of the tussle and the financial difficulty they experienced from the suspensions. Gee Manalastas and Marcil Stoll were house- keeping assistants at the Fairmont Royal York, a luxury hotel in Toronto. They cleaned guest rooms and public areas of the hotel, working mostly unsupervised. Neither had any discipline on their record. The Royal York had a code of ethics — stating that employees were "responsible for ensuring a safe work environment that is free from discrimi- nation and harassment" — and a violence and ha- rassment policy that prohibited "the exercise of physical force" against employees that could cause injury. On April 20, 2018, Manalastas and Stoll were cleaning guest rooms. Manalastas tracked down Tentative deal After marathon talks, Trent, CUPE agree to contract Management assumptions not seen as just cause to fire Nova Scotia worker A NOVA SCOTIA worker was fired for smoking marijuana on the job, but there was no actual evidence he did it. Ryan Prime worked as an eleva- tor mechanic for Kone, a manu- facturer of elevators, escalators and automatic doors, starting in 2013. In 2019, Prime was part of a two-person team working on a new construction project in Halifax. On the morning of Oct. 22, 2019, the project manager walked past Prime's vehicle in the parking lot on his way to the construction GOVERNMENT City of Grande Prairie Grande Prairie, Alta. (644 municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 787 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on Aug. 26, 2019. Signed on Nov. 1, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.5% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Ontario Concrete and Drain Contractors Association — Ontario pg. 4 Gateway Casinos — British Columbia pg. 5 Medicine Hat Public School Division – Alberta pg. 5 University of Victoria — British Columbia pg. 6 Shell Canada Scotford Complex — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Elijah-Lovkoff ISTOCK see Manager > pg. 7 see Arbitrator > pg. 7 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Your workplace is changing, are you? Change Management: Apr. 28-30, 2020: Calgary Workplace Restoration: May 12-14, 2020: Toronto MAR/APR 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-02-18 11:07 AM Page 1

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