Canadian Labour Reporter

September 14, 2020

Canadian Labour Reporter is the trusted source of information for labour relations professionals. Published weekly, it features news, details on collective agreements and arbitration summaries to help you stay on top of the changing landscape.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 7

PM #40065782 A NEW Brunswick deputy sher- iff who was fired after punching someone has been reinstated by an adjudicator. The 39-year-old worker was a deputy sheriff for the New Bruns- wick Department of Public Secu- rity (DPS). The DPS has a code of conduct for its employees that in- cludes a requirement to notify the regional sheriff within 24 hours "if they had been questioned or charged by the police in relations to their involvement in criminal activity." Generally, any employees First timers Tim Horton's workers in downtown Toronto unionize after joining UFCW GOVERNMENT Canada Revenue Agency Ottawa (7,538 audit, financial, and scientific employees) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 22, 2018 to Dec. 21, 2022. Ratified in August 2019. Signed on Aug. 23, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Dec. 22, 2018: 2.8% Effective Dec. 22, 2019: 2.2% Effective Dec. 22, 2020: 1.5% Effective Dec. 22, 2021: 1.5% see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: gnagel (iStock) see Charges> pg. 7 see Training > pg.8 Worker fired during probation not given mentoring or coaching Calgary Quest Children's Society — Alberta pg. 3 City of Kelowna — British Columbia pg. 4 Metro Ontario — Ontario pg.6 Health Sciences Association of Alberta — Alberta pg.6 A NOVA Scotia arbitrator has reinstated a worker fired during her probation because she received in- sufficient training and supervision. The Halifax Regional Municipality hired the worker in 2018 to be an assistant building official (ABO) in its planning and development business unit. ABOs shadow building officials (BOs) and learn how to conduct inspections of residential and commercial properties, eventually performing them under the mentorship of BOs. If things go well, ABOs can conduct certain inspections on their own. The core competencies for ABOs are conflict man- agement, communication, stress management and teamwork. The worker was subject to a six-month proba- tionary period. The collective agreement stipulated that during the probationary period, "the employee may be dismissed if the employee has not performed to the work standards established by the employer." It also had a clause stating that "the employer shall Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) September 14, 2020 Remote Learning Options Now Available! Building Trust in the Workplace / Sep. 15-18, 2020 (half days) Labour Relations Foundations / Sep. 21-25, 2020 (full days) Strategies for Workplace Conicts / Oct. 26-29, 2020 (half days) More programs & dates available. Visit us at: Register today! SEPT 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-08-19 1:35 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Punch-drunk assault not just cause for dismissal

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Canadian Labour Reporter - September 14, 2020