Canadian Labour Reporter

October 19, 2020

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PM #40065782 A NEWFOUNDLAND and Labrador construction com- pany's claim that a shop steward wasn't qualified to be recalled af- ter a layoff has been dismissed by an arbitrator. The collective agreement be- tween the Construction Labour Relations Association of New- foundland and Labrador (CLRA) — an association of construction contractors across the province — and its union protected union stewards from discrimination and stipulated that they had to be Resource centre contract Workers at Vancouver's QMUNITY ratify agreement after only two days of talks CHEESE PRODUCTION Parmalat Canada Belleville, Ont. (562 cheese factory workers) and the Black Diamond Cheese Employees Independent Union, Local 555 (affiliated with Unifor) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive March 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2022. Ratified in March 2019. Signed on April 5, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Feb. 24, 2019: 2% Effective March 1, 2020: 2% Effective March 1, 2021: 2% Shift premium: $0.84 per hour (previously $0.79 per hour) for afternoon shift, ris- see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Rambleon (iStock) see Shop> pg. 8 see Institution > pg.8 Poisonous, intolerant workplace should be corrected: Arbitrator ON ONTARIO worker was subjected to both sex and racial discrimination by a colleague who brought a sex toy to work, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker, an African-Canadian woman, was a corrections officer for the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. She taught a refresher course in defensive tactics at a women's correctional institu- tion. The worker was leading a training session in 2014 with a male co-trainer. Her colleague brought an adult sex toy as a gag birthday present and showed it to a co-worker attending the session. The worker took offence because it was black and shaped like a phallus. The co-trainer was the lead instructor and had many allies at the institution, so the worker was re- luctant to report the incident. She asked for a trans- fer to the Ontario Correctional Services College, but the program coordinator told her to report the incident to her chain of command. Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter — Alberta pg. 3 EVRAZ — Alberta pg. 4 School District No. 68 (Nanaimo- Ladysmith) — British Columbia pg.5 The Children's Aid Society of the Niagara Region— Ontario pg.6 October 19, 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 Construction company breached recall from layoff requirement

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