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May 11, 2020

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PM #40065782 May 11, 2020 THE CANCELLATION of a casual employee's shifts until she could attend a meeting to discuss her misconduct wasn't punitive, according to an arbitrator. Kellie Forbes was a registered nurse for Alberta Health Services (AHS) at the Westlock Health- care Centre in Westlock, Alta. As a casual employee, Forbes usually worked nights. On May 24, 2018, Forbes was involved in an incident which prompted AHS to investigate and determine that Forbes should be Safety measures Airport workers, passengers gain better protection with provision of PPE UNSUITABILITY for the job was just cause to dis- miss a probationary employee even if the collective agreement didn't exempt him from the just-cause standard in place for regular employees, according to an arbitrator. Sadek Baza started work with Aecon Mining on Jan. 11, 2017, to operate large Caterpillar trucks at an open-pit mining operation in Alberta. He began on a probationary period — defined in the collec- tive agreement as 400 hours with possible exten- sions — during which he was required to take train- ing and site orientation before working on his own. On Jan. 24, Baza had some issues backing up his large-haul truck into a spot among several other trucks. A senior trainer started directing Baza via radio. However, Baza reversed the turning directions and the trainer had to tell him to stop and get out of the cab. They discussed what the trainer wanted him to do, but when Baza climbed back in, he con- tinued to do the opposite. The trainer expressed the EDUCATION Clearview Public Schools Stettler, Alta. (20 caretakers, clerical workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4292 Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2021. Ratified on Feb. 20, 2020. Signed on April 23, 2020. Shift premium: $1 per hour when accountant position, transportation services coor- dinator achieves professional certification in area of duties. $2 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada — Multiprovince pg. 3 Thunder Bay International Airports Authority – Ontario pg. 4 Interior Savings Credit Union – British Columbia pg. 6 Residential Framing Contractors' Association of Metropolitan Toronto and Vicinity — Ontario pg. 6 AT Films (Westlock) — Albert pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Svetlana Popova (iStock) see Importance> pg. 8 see Lack> 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 Shifts withdrawal before meeting not considered discipline: Arbitrator Just cause needed to fire probationary worker but standards lowered in previous arbitrations Photo:AzmanL (iStock)

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