Canadian Labour Reporter

August 24, 2020

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PM #40065782 A B.C. WORKER with a history of poor behaviour who blew up in a meeting had his dismissal over- turned by an arbitrator. Roberto Vanegas, 60, was an electrician for B.C. Hydro and Power Authority. He was hired in 2008 but developed a pattern of problematic behaviour. He in- curred discipline on several oc- casions, including between 2014 and 2018: a one-day suspension for disrespectful behaviour, a writ- ten warning for disruptive and in- subordinate behaviour, a 15-day Unionized Workers at B.C. liquor store will join SEIU after pandemic-related campaign of organizing GOVERNMENT Treasury Board of Canada Ottawa (367 electronics workers) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 2228 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2022. Ratified in July 2019. Signed on Aug. 23, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Sept. 1, 2018: 2% Effective Sept. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Sept. 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective Sept. 1, 2021: 1.5% Shift premium: $15 for each shift worked on 4 p.m. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: benedek (iStock) see B.C.> pg. 8 see No policy > pg.8 University coach given job back after firing over athlete recruitment Altex Industries — Alberta pg. 3 Garda Security Screening — Ontario pg. 4 Vantage Community Services — Alberta pg.5 Rogers Media DBA Sportsnet— Ontario pg. 6 A SASKATCHEWAN university volleyball coach has been reinstated by an arbitrator after he was fired for recruiting a player charged with sexual as- sault and making controversial comments to the media about it. Brian Gavlas was the head coach of the Univer- sity of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics men's vol- leyball team in Saskatoon. He was appointed to the position in 1992 and had a significant amount of success, becoming a "level 3" senior head coach — the highest level in the university's athletics depart- ment. On May 15, 2018, a newspaper story about Mat- thew Meyer, a member of the men's volleyball team, revealed that he had pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges. The article contained comments from Gavlas saying he knew about the situation but not the charges. Gavlas also commented that "my major concern was for him individually as a young adult and what this mistake in his life is causing him or August 24, 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 Insubordinate conduct deserves discipline, not firing: Arbitrator

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