Canadian Labour Reporter

January 18, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA arbitrator has denied an injured worker's claim for general damages for mental distress after his employer re- fused to return him to work. Ryan Sibbald, 43, was a cor- rectional officer at the Fort Sas- katchewan Correctional Centre (FSCC) in Alberta. On Feb. 8, 2015, he was involved in an al- tercation with an inmate. The inmate was seriously injured and Sibbald sustained a concussion and a wrist injury. Sibbald had to go off work and received work- ers' compensation benefits. During the inmate's trial, a Union drive After months of organizing, workers at Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto join Unifor EDUCATION e University of Ottawa Ottawa (3,800 graduate student assistants) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2626 Renewal agreement: Ef- fective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2022. Signed on Nov. 19, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Sept. 1, 2019: 1% Effective Sept. 1, 2020: 1% Effective Sept. 1, 2021: 1% Paid holidays: 11 days. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Yelena Rodriguez Mena (iStock) see Correctional> pg.8 see Employee > pg.8 Ontario worker fired for working while awaiting COVID-19 test results AN ONTARIO worker's firing for failing to self- isolate while waiting for a COVID-19 test has been upheld by an arbitrator. The worker was employed by Garda Security Screening at Toronto's Pearson International Air- port. She was provided with Garda's code of ethics, which she acknowledged reading and understand- ing. In late March 2020, with the COVID-19 pan- demic in full swing, Garda informed all of its em- ployees about guidelines established by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The guidelines required employees to self-isolate if they had been tested for COVID-19 and were waiting for the results. On April 6, the worker had a headache that she believed was due to a sinus issue. She visited her doctor. However, she called her doctor back later and the doctor recommended that she get tested for COVID-19 since she was working at the airport. On April 12, the worker informed Garda that K+S Windsor Salt— Alberta pg. 3 Government of Canada — Multiprovince pg. 4 Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network — Ontario pg.5 Suncor Energy Base Plant and Firebag — Alberta pg.6 Essex Terminal Railway Company — Multiprovince pg.7 January 18, 2021 Photo: Elijah-Lovkoff (iStock) Enrol in a Queen's IRC virtual program by Jan. 29, 2021 & save up to $300! This Holiday Season, Give Yourself the Gift of Knowledge To learn more or to register, please visit our website at: Dec 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-11-25 3:37 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Rising damage claim rejected as arbitrator rules no evidence

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