Canadian Labour Reporter

June 1, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO employer's pol- icy that adjusts vacation entitle- ment and service accrual for em- ployees away from work for more than 30 days doesn't discriminate against workers with disabilities, an arbitrator has ruled. The William Osler Health Sys- tem operates three health-care facilities near Toronto. Its collec- tive agreement had a provision entitled "Effect of Absence" that stipulated service credit for the purposes of "salary increment, vacation, sick leave, or any other Deal signed Marriott hotel workers at Toronto airport approve new contract AN ONTARIO transit company was entitled to dismiss a bus driver during her probationary peri- od after three collision incidents, an arbitrator has ruled. The Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC)'s col- lective agreement requires new employees to com- plete a probationary period of 10 months. During this time, an employee's progress is reviewed and the TTC co-operates with the union in providing guidance and assistance to the employee. The TTC hired Tricia Griffin, 44, on March 13, 2017 to be a bus operator. She received standard train- ing and route familiarization before being placed on "on-call status," which involved reporting to work and waiting to pick up a driving shift. Probationary employees worked this way for four to five weeks, at which point they could bid for regular routes. On May 17, Griffin was driving a bus through a construction area when she misjudged the clear- ance between her side mirror and a traffic sign pole. GOVERNMENT e Town of Drumheller Drumheller, Alta. (40 municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 135 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022. Ratified on May 8, 2019. Signed on Aug. 21, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective January 2019: 1% Effective July 2019: 0.65% Effective January 2020: 1% Effective July 2020: 0.75% see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Photographer (iStock) see Policy> pg. 7 see Progressive> pg.7 Vacation, service change ruled not discriminatory Toronto bus driver legitimately dismissed after 3 minor collisions while on probation Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) Saint John Construction Association— New Brunswick pg. 3 City of St. Catharines – Ontario pg. 4 ACDEN Bee-Clean, operated by Bee-Clean Industrial – Alberta pg. 5 The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall — Toronto pg. 6 June 1, 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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