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April 27, 2020

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PM #40065782 April 27, 2020 A CITY of Toronto worker's ter- mination for sexual harassment has been upheld. Virender Khurana, 52, was a full-time maintenance planner and scheduler for the City of To- ronto's water department. In the summer of 2016, Khura- na met a university student who was working as a summer stu- dent at the Toronto Island Treat- ment Plant with him. They didn't work directly with each other, but sometimes had lunch in the same group and rode the ferry back to the city together. Late that summer, Khurana New contract Canada Post, PSAC union reach tentative agreement A COLLECTIVE agreement provision suspending seniority rights after a breakdown included both bumping privileges and recall entitlements. Rockshield Engineered Wood Products operated a plywood overlay mill in Cochrane, Ont. Its collec- tive agreement formally recognized the seniority of its employees as the primary factor in layoffs and recalls after layoffs, as long as an employee had "the necessary qualifications of knowledge, skill and ability to perform the work required." There was an exception to the seniority clause, as the agreement stipulated that "in cases of layoff due to breakdown" employees affected by the break- down would be "not permitted to exercise their seniority rights to another job the same day and for the following day on their scheduled shifts." Em- ployees in such circumstances would be permitted to exercise their seniority rights to obtain another job if the breakdown lasted more than 48 hours. GOVERNMENT Beaver County Ryley, Alta. (35 municipal employees) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955 Renewal agreement: Effective Aug. 20, 2019 to Aug. 19, 2020. Ratified on Oct. 1, 2019. Signed on Oct. 31, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 20, 2020: 1% Shift premium: $2.75 per hour for hours worked as lead- hand. $4.25 per hour for hours ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Consolidated Fastfrate — Saskatchewan pg. 4 The Residential Low Rise Forming Contractors' Association of Metropolitan Toronto and Vicinity – Ontario pg. 4 University of Western Ontario – Ontario pg. 5 Choices in Community Living (Legacy Lodge) — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Summer> pg. 8 see Employer> 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 Toronto city worker washed up after harassment complaint Seniority rights in spotlight after shutdown at Cochrane, Ont. wood mill Photo:Solidago (iStock)

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