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May 4, 2020

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PM #40065782 May 4, 2020 A BRITISH Columbia com- pany's new policy on temporary accommodation discriminated against a worker with a perma- nent disability. Rio Tinto Alcan is an aluminum manufacturer based in Montreal. The company hired Corene Rolfe in February 1997 as a temporary employee at its Kitimat, B.C. op- eration and she became a full-time employee for its janitor building service two years later. Rolfe injured her neck and shoulder in 2000 and had to take New agreement Equity wage hikes highlight contract signed at UBC AN ONTARIO school board had just cause to dis- miss a custodian with a long service record for sab- otaging a school's auto shop. Mike Zale, 56, was a custodian for the Lakehead District School Board for 34 years, most recently at a high school in Thunder Bay. On Jan. 16, 2018, two teachers entered the school's auto shop after a staff meeting and noticed that the door was unlocked — they had locked it up at the end of the school day and ensured all tools had been put away and a water hose in the vehicle bays had been properly coiled. They noticed the garbage cans had been emp- tied, so they figured Zale was still cleaning. How- ever, he wasn't there and when they walked to the auto shop area and turned on the lights, they found "around five to six inches of water covering the back shop area." The water hose was uncoiled, connected to the tap, and "running full steam." One teacher turned off the tap, which required more than two BUS TRANSPORTATION First Student Canada Welland, Ont. (60 school bus drivers) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 175 Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2021. Signed on June 25, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective Sept. 1, 2018: 2% Effective Sept. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Sept. 1, 2020: 2% Shift premium: $4 per day (previously $2 per day) for ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Newcap Radio (CFRQ-FM/CKUL-FM) — Nova Scotia pg. 3 Northern Industrial Carriers – Alberta pg. 4 Wood Mill and Trim Owners Association of Ontario – Ontario pg. 5 Taber and District Housing Foundation — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Summer> pg. 8 see Video> 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 No temp job discriminatory for disabled B.C. worker Custodian fired by Ontario school board after denial of damaging school property Photo:LeonU (iStock)

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