Canadian Labour Reporter

September 21, 2020

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PM #40065782 THE DISMISSAL of an On- tario worker who tried to pick a fight over potential cheating on a driver's test has been upheld by an arbitrator. Serco Canada operates driver test centres across Ontario under agreement with the Ontario Min- istry of Transportation, adminis- tering tests and other services as- sociated with drivers' licences. As part of the agreement, the min- istry imposes standards, policy requirements and performance indicators that Serco must follow. COVID fight USW donates $72,000 to organizations coping with coronavirus pandemic MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES House Next Door Society Edmonton (42 counsellors) and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) Renewal agreement: Effect- ive April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Ratified on May 27, 2020. Signed on July 13, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2019: 0% Effective April 1, 2020: 0% Effective April 1, 2021: 1% Shift premium: When em- ployee on sleep-function shift reports dealing with client see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Juan-Enrique (iStock) see Driver's> pg. 8 see Female> pg.8 B.C. worker didn't learn lesson; claimed cat calling was innocent A BRITISH Columbia arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of an employee in a male-dominated working environment who whistled at a female em- ployee. Ross Elliott was an instructor at a heavy equip- ment training site in Winfield, B.C., for Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School. He was initial- ly hired in 2007 and worked on and off over the next 13 years. During Elliott's tenure, there were concerns about his interaction with females in the workplace. The number of female students had increased over time, so Interior had a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Though Elliott had been trained on the policy, he had to be told to watch his language and there were multiple incidents of inappropriate comments, catcalls, and other questionable behav- iour. On Jan. 11, 2020, a female student enrolled in the heavy equipment training program — and who Mechanical Contractors Association Ontario — Ontario pg. 3 Shaw Cablesystems — British Columbia pg. 4 CertainTeed Canada — Alberta pg.6 Rodmen Employer Bargaining Agency — Ontario pg.7 Photo: Narongrit Sritana (iStock) September 21, 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 Worker who picked fight breached code of conduct

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