Canadian Labour Reporter

June 22, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO company was en- titled to dismiss a worker during an "establishment period" under the collective agreement without evidence the worker had a disabil- ity, an arbitrator has found. Algoma Steel is a steel manu- facturing company operating a steel mill in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The collective agreement with its union states that employees be- come "established" after working 1,040 hours for the company, and "the purpose of the establishment period is to allow the company to PSAC wants in Union files to enter fight against Quebec religious symbols prohibition AN ONTARIO arbitrator upheld a five-day sus- pension and the revocation of a forklift driver's li- cence after multiple instances of discipline for un- safe behaviour. Olymel is a meat packing and food process- ing company based in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. The worker was a forklift operator at its Brampton, Ont. poultry processing plant with 28 years of experi- ence in the position and 39 years of service in total with Olymel. Between 2007 and 2016, he was disciplined six times for safety-related incidents, but these were erased from his record by the collective agreement's sunset clause. Forklift drivers had to follow procedures that in- cluded operating the forklift slowly and smoothly — they received refresher training regularly. No other worker could be standing nearby when a load was stacked and the horn had to be sounded when approaching blind corners. BREAD BAKERY Bimbo Canada Edmonton (212 team-leads, shippers) and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers' and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), Local 252 Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 1, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2024. Ratified on Feb. 1, 2019. Signed on Oct. 1, 2018. Shift premium: Applicable rate of pay of higher classification when employee performs work in higher-rated classification for more than one-half shift. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: vm (iStock) see Employer> pg. 8 see Demotion> pg.8 Many safety incidents warrant freeze of Ontario worker's forklift licence Photo: lovleah (iStock) Central Local Health Integration Network— Ontario pg. 3 Calgary Parking Authority — Alberta pg. 4 Garda Security Screening — Manitoba pg.5 Rivercrest Care Centre — Alberta pg. 6 Woodbine Casino — Ontario pg. 7 June 22, 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 'Probationary' not in collective agreement

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