Canadian Labour Reporter

January 25, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA bus driver's sus- pension following a physical al- tercation with a passenger has been struck down by an arbitrator who found the driver acted rea- sonably and in self-defence. Mark Carpenter was a bus driver for the City of Edmonton since 2011 with a clean disci- plinary record. He was subject to a collective agreement that required employees to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to act courteously towards passengers. He received training on how to deal with abu- sive customers — de-escalate, Delayed certification Despite COVID-19, employer push back on vote-counting, Vancouver harm reduction workers join CUPE GOVERNMENT City of St. Albert St. Albert, Alta. (120 municipal workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 941 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Signed on Dec. 11, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 0% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.25% Shift premium: When employ- ee works minimum of 1 hour see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) see Alberta > pg.8 see Failure > pg.8 Moonlighting Ontario LBCO worker dismissed for dishonest sick days AN ONTARIO arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a worker who called in sick multiple times so he could work at another job and tried to hide it. The worker was a customer service represen- tative at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's (LCBO) service centre in the Greater Toronto Area. His employment was casual and he had to meet minimum availability requirements for any shifts on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays along with Saturdays for stock inventory and long weekends. In June 2018, the worker was hired by the City of Toronto for a temporary position running from July 4 to Oct. 9 that involved working Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The worker advised his shift supervisor at the LCBO that he couldn't work his upcoming day shifts because of a temporary job. However, the LCBO wouldn't allow the worker to forego his scheduled day shifts because of the avail- ability requirements. The worker asked if he could The Electrical Power Systems Construction Association — Ontario pg. 4 Process Plant Constructors — Alberta pg. 4 City of Regina — Saskatchewan pg.6 Ivaco Rolling Mills — Ontario pg.7 January 25, 2021 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 Argument with drunk passenger led to investigation, suspension

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