Canadian Labour Reporter

August 10, 2020

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PM #40065782 A BRITISH Columbia worker who was fired for repeated tardi- ness and who seemed uninter- ested in improving has been given another, albeit tenuous, chance by an arbitrator. The 52-year-old worker was hired in 1990 by BC Tel, a tele- communications company in B.C., which later became Telus Communications. She was a client care representative, taking tele- phone calls from clients. While working, she could set her status to either "ready" to take the next New deal signed Workers at Carpenter Canada in Woodbridge, Ont. agree to three-year contract RETAIL GASOLINE Sobeys Capital (Gas Bars) Calgary (264 service technicians, team coordinators) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 401 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Sept. 9, 2018 to Sept. 3, 2022. Ratified on Sept. 30, 2019. Signed on Sept. 30, 2019. Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for all hours to employee appointed as person-in- charge on shift (for more than 2 hours) when fuel-station operator or team coordinator see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Long> pg. 8 see Ontario> pg.8 Note from wife reasonable evidence for allowing family emergency leave Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors — Ontario pg. 3 City of Port Alberni — British Columbia pg. 4 Prairie Land Regional Division #25 — Alberta pg.5 York Region Children's Aid Society — Ontario pg. 7 AN ONTARIO employer did not have just cause to discipline or deny holiday pay to an employee for taking a day off before a holiday to care for a family illness, an arbitrator has ruled. Jeff Garland was a machine operator hired in 2018 by SAF-Holland Canada, a made-to-order manufacturer of commercial vehicle parts in Woodstock, Ont. SAF-Holland had issues in the past with employ- ees taking unplanned absences adjacent to vacation days and holidays, so it usually required reasonable evidence supporting unplanned absences such as doctor's notes or other documents. The collective agreement contained a provision that said: "An employee who is absent from work on either of the qualifying days [the last scheduled day before a public holiday and the first scheduled day after] will receive holiday pay provided he gives a reason satisfactory to the company for his absence." Garland had no attendance issues over his first August 10, 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 Chronically late employee given yet another chance

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