Canadian Labour Reporter

August 3, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO worker who was off work due to injury is entitled to severance pay under the collective agreement because no job was available to him, an arbitrator has found. Karl Malenfant worked as a ma- chinist for Ryam Lumber, a lum- ber company based in Toronto. Malenfant suffered a workplace injury in 2010 that led to multiple surgeries and ongoing medical issues that prevented him from performing his regular duties. Ryam accommodated him with First agreement signed Quebec-based DHL drivers get new deal after joining Unifor in 2019 GRAIN TERMINALS Parrish and Heimbecker Vancouver (7 operators, labourers) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 115 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. Signed on June 13, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2019: 3% Effective May 1, 2020: 2.25% Effective May 1, 2021: 2.25% Shift premium: $0.75 per hour (to certified locomotive employ- ees) for locomotive operators. $1 per hour for lead-hands. $0.50 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see No job > pg. 7 see Witnesses> pg. 7 Worker fired after threat uttered and later denied despite witnesses Nipissing University — Ontario pg. 3 Medicine Hat Community Housing Society — Alberta pg. 4 The Corporation of The City of Niagara Falls — Ontario pg.5 Foothills Regional Emergency Services Commission — Alberta pg. 6 AN ONTARIO arbitrator has upheld the firing of a municipal employee who denied uttering a threat against a superior that was heard by other employ- ees. Randy Mills was a recreation attendant for Loyal- ist Township in Ontario. He worked for the town- ship for several years before becoming a full-time, permanent employee in 2015. Mills was disciplined multiple times between 2016 and 2018, including two one-day suspensions, a two-day suspension, and four warning letters. The collective agreement had a sunset clause stip- ulating that an employee's discipline record could not be used against him after two years if there was "no recurrence of a similar and/or other infraction." On May 13, 2019, Mills attended a daily morning meeting at the township's public works garage with about a dozen employees. The discussion turned to an upcoming staff wellness day, when the acting di- rector of recreation would lead employees on a hike. August 3, 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 Injured Ontario employee wins severance pay award

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