Canadian Labour Reporter

May 25, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA company with in- consistent enforcement of safety policies has been ordered by an ar- bitrator to reinstate a worker it fired after two safety-related incidents. The worker was a lead operator at a sour gas plant near Brazeau, Alta., for Calgary-based Tidewa- ter Midstream. The worker had 29 years of service at the plant, which was purchased by Tide- water in 2015. Over that time, he had one instance of discipline — a verbal warning following a physic- al altercation with a coworker in 7-day lockout ends Employees at Mr. Furnace in St. Catharines, Ont. agree to contract A GROUP of disabled Air Canada employees are protected from termination by a collective agree- ment provision requiring the airline to continue health benefits indefinitely, an arbitrator has ruled. Air Canada funded a wage indemnity plan (WIP) that was held by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE, Air Canada Component) and administered by a third-party provider. The WIP provided weekly indemnity and long-term disabil- ity (LTD) benefits — the latter payable until the em- ployee died, resigned, returned to work, or turned 65 and qualified for a pension. In addition, the collective agreement incorpo- rated the airline's supplementary health insurance plan into it and expressly provided that Air Canada would continue to provide supplementary health benefits to employees receiving LTD due to "injury or sickness." In June 2016, Air Canada contacted 49 employ- ees who were members of CUPE and listed as totally VEHICLE RENTALS Aviscar Calgary (196 agents, shuttlers, mechanics) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada, Local 401 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive June 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. Ratified on Sept. 5, 2019. Signed on June 1, 2019. Wage adjustments: (For rental-sales agents, service agents, shuttlers, utility agents, mechanics, rovers on payroll and above progression rates) see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Prince Edward Island Department of Health — Prince Edward Island pg. 3 Tayco Panelink – Ontario pg. 4 St. Albert Public School Division – Alberta pg. 5 University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital) — Ontario pg. 6 Photo: jimfeng (iStock) see Alberta> pg. 8 see Provision> pg.8 Lack of policy saves worker's job after multiple safety violations Collective agreement prevents termination of 49 disabled Air Canada employees May 25, 2020 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 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

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