Canadian Labour Reporter

November 23, 2020

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PM #40065782 A NEWFOUNDLAND and Lab- rador arbitrator has upheld the unpaid suspension of a worker charged with theft in her previ- ous job, but has also found the worker's right to union represen- tation was violated when she was suspended. Rigolet, N.L., is a small Inuit community in northern Labrador. On July 30, 2018, the Rigolet com- munity government learned of a story on CBC news about charges against the town clerk relating to a theft of funds from another municipality for whom the clerk had previously worked. The story Strike ends 12-week walkout ends in Newfoundland and Labrador as Dominion workers ratify new agreement SYNTHETIC RUBBER Arlanxeo Canada Sarnia, Ont. (200 manufacturing employees) and Unifor, Local 914 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2023. Ratified in July 2019. Signed on July 15, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Feb. 1, 2019: 2.5% Effective Feb. 1, 2020: 2.8% Effective Feb. 1, 2021: 3% Effective Feb. 1, 2022: 3.5% Shift premium: $1 per hour for A shift (previously $0.95 per see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see eft> pg. 8 see Smoking > pg.8 Saskatoon worker's weed suspension upheld despite it being first offence A SASKATCHEWAN grocery store worker's 10- day suspension for smoking marijuana at work was reasonable even if it was a first offence, an arbitra- tion board has ruled. Jesse Hanson, 29, was a food clerk in the grocery department of a Saskatoon Co-op store. On Oct. 24, 2018, a coworker found the door to the freezer part- ly open. He noticed Hanson inside, which he felt was odd because her job duties didn't require her to go inside the freezer unless asked for help. Hanson exited the freezer and when the cowork- er entered, he noticed a strong smell of marijuana. The smell hadn't been there earlier and it was so strong that the coworker couldn't work in the freez- er for the rest of the day. Hanson explained that she was looking for a pack of bacon that the meat department had left for her. The coworker hadn't seen any bacon and Hanson didn't have any when she left. He didn't smell any- thing on Hanson or see any smoke or drugs. Rexall/Pharma Plus Pharmacies — Alberta pg. 3 Federal Bridge Corporation (Blue Water Bridge) — Ontario pg. 4 South Country Co-op (Taber Retail) — Alberta pg.5 Omni Health Care — Ontario pg.7 November 23, 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 Suspension ruled reasonable; lack of representation wasn't

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