Canadian Labour Reporter

July 6, 2020

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PM #40065782 A FEDERAL arbitrator has up- held the dismissal of a Canada Post worker who didn't show up after a three-month leave. Aislin Gillis was a relief letter carrier for Canada Post in Char- lottetown. She usually worked through breaks and lunch hours so she could pick up her two young children from daycare at the end of the day. In February 2016, Gillis re- quested an unpaid leave because she felt she had "no work-life bal- ance." Canada Post believed she AUPE challenge Union says new infrastructure law unconstitutional and 'violates the rights of Albertans' AN ALBERTA hospital was entitled to transfer a nurse to a different unit where her disability could be more easily accommodated, an arbitration board has ruled. Katy Lorenzen was a registered nurse (RN) in the pediatric medicine department — in a unit desig- nated as 4E4 — at Edmonton's Stollery Children's Hospital. In October 2014, she moved to a perma- nent position in the unit. In March 2017, she re- quested accommodation for a medical condition that involved part-time duties with no overnight shifts, providing medical information from her physician that supported her request. The hospital agreed to accommodate Lorenzen on a temporary basis. It assigned her to a combina- tion of 12- and eight-hour shifts to keep her work- ing days while maintaining a demanding shift ro- tation required by the unit — there was a higher nurse-to-patient ratio due to the needs of its pa- tients. Lorenzen's accommodated position was YOUTH SERVICES YSB of Ottawa Ottawa (200 social services workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2195 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Ratified in May 2019. Signed on Aug. 19, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2019: 2.5% Effective April 1, 2020: 2.5% Effective April 1, 2021: 2.5% Shift premium: $0.50 per hour see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see P.E.I.> pg. 8 see Transfer> pg.8 Accommodating nurse not needed if easier option already available Photo: BrendanHunter (iStock) Jack Cooper Transport Canada — Quebec pg. 3 Kiewit Energy Construction — Alberta pg. 4 Safran Landing Systems Canada — Ontario / Devonshire Care Centre — Alberta pg.5 Snowcrest Foods — British Columbia pg. 6 July 6, 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 Postal worker terminated after not returning from leave

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