Canadian Labour Reporter

April 6, 2020

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian April 6, 2020 ONTARIO environmental of- ficers don't face unreasonable risks to their health and safety if they follow policies that are in place to protect them, according to an arbitrator. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks employs senior environ- mental officers (SEOs) to enforce environmental legislation and regulations. Because SEO orders for compliance can lead to heavy fines or jail time, the SEOs' union was concerned about potential violence. This concern was fueled by Relief at hand Lacking washroom facilities, Teamsters installed eight units at Vancouver port EMPLOYEES WHO AGREED TO be on a vol- untary after-hours call-out list were not entitled to standby pay when they weren't working, according to an arbitrator. Tracy MacIntosh and Frank Snow worked in the operations and maintenance (O&M) division of the University of Calgary's facilities management de- partment — MacIntosh as a plumber/steamer/gas- fitter with 14 years of service and Snow as an electri- cian with 20 years of service. The university's collective agreement provided for call-out pay and standby pay. The former was payable to employees "called to work at a time out- side normal working hours" for a minimum of four hours at the applicable overtime rate, while standby pay involved one-half hour's pay or time in lieu at the employee's regular rate for the first five hours on standby and an additional one-half hour's pay for each subsequent three hours or portion thereof — COMMUNICATIONS Bell Canada Montreal, Verdun, Que./Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga, Ont. (690 sales, marketing employees) and Unifor Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022. Signed on March 27, 2019. Wage adjustments: For direct-marketing associates, consumer market loyalty resolu- tion/sales representatives Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1.75% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.75% ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Imperial Oil, Strathcona Refinery — Alberta pg. 3 Halton Regional Police Services Board — Ontario pg. 4 Anixter Canada – Alberta pg. 5 Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association — Ontario pg. 6 Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: jewhyte (iStock) see Union > pg. 8 see Voluntary > pg.8 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 Sufficient safety precautions for Ontario environmental officers University of Calgary workers strike out on requests for call-out, standby pay

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