Canadian Labour Reporter

July 27, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO company dis- criminated against a worker by allowing rumours about her to spread in the workplace, but the worker didn't help her cause by waiting to report them, an arbi- trator has ruled. The worker became a store- keeper in the public works de- partment for the City of Sarnia, Ont. in April 2013. She had a close relationship with a male city em- ployee, referred to as "E." In early 2014, the worker told a coworker that E's wife had called Workers join union Despite challenges of COVID-19, Unifor signs 80 employees virtually LONG-TERM CARE CENTRE AgeCare Midnapore Calgary (164 health-care aides, recreation aides , rehabilitation assistant) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 8 Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2018 to Oct. 31, 2021. Ratified on Jan. 7, 2020. Signed on Feb. 17, 2020. Shift premium: $3 per hour for all hours worked between 3 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday. $2 per hour for all hours worked between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. $3 per hour for all hours worked between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Workplace> pg. 8 see Shouting> pg.8 Worker's aggressive behaviour includes racial slurs, violations The Corporation of the City of Barrie — Ontario pg. 3 School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) — British Columbia pg. 4 Town of Redcliff — Alberta pg.5 Cooper Standard Automotive Canada — Ontario pg. 7 AN ONTARIO arbitrator has upheld the termina- tion of a worker who was accused of directing racial slurs at a coworker during a profanity-laced tirade. Levi Strauss is a clothing manufacturer specializ- ing in denim blue-jeans that operates a distribution centre in Rexdale, Ont. Employees at the distribu- tion centre are subject to the company's "World- wide Code of Business Conduct" that prohibits "harassment of any kind" including any related to race. The code states that "committing any kind of harassment will lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment." Gerald Brown began working with Levi Strauss in 1994. On May 17, 2017, he was "working on the lines" of product being moved along for shipment. At one point, the conveyor lines stopped moving and Brown aggressively asked why it had stopped. A coworker, Stephen Merraro, acknowledged that he had shut down the line because he needed to ask a question about a jam down the line, to which July 27, 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 City allowed talk to spread; manager engaged in gossip

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