Canadian Labour Reporter

February 8, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO worker's harass- ment complaint against a co- worker was overblown but not malicious or intentionally false, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker, an employee of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) — a Crown cor- poration responsible for operating the electricity market in Ontario — made a harassment complaint on Oct. 31, 2018. He alleged that he entered the employer's male change room and a coworker — referred to as "C" — said in a loud voice, "Come on… why are you always doing that, can't we get a 3-year deal About 300 rail traffic controllers and Canadian Pacific Railway announce tentative agreement AUTOMOTIVE PARTS Wescast Industries Wingham, Ont. (230 manufacturing workers) and Unifor, Local 4207 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023. Ratified in July 2020. Signed on July 22, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2020: 0.9% Effective July 1, 2021: 0.9% Effective July 1, 2022: 0.9% Shift premium: $0.50 per hour multi-skilling premium (employee working outside see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Five-day > pg.8 see Clerical > pg.8 Hospital employee fired after wrongly accessing patient records AN ONTARIO hospital worker's firing for im- properly accessing the patient records of her co- workers has been upheld by an arbitrator. The worker was a clerical associate in the en- doscopy and cystoscopy (endo-cysto) department of the William Osler Health Centre, a hospital in Toronto, who was hired in 1989. Her job duties in- cluded registering patients, compiling monthly sta- tistics, and faxing and printing documents. She had access to a computerized information system called Meditech that was used to enter patient informa- tion at registration. Meditech was password protected and employ- ees were instructed not to share their passwords or leave their computers logged in as the systems contained private health information. In addition, Ontario legislation and the hospital's policies only allowed persons in a patient's circle of care to ac- cess a patient's private health information. The hospital provided annual training on its policies Cypress View Foundation— Alberta pg. 3 Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association — Multiprovince pg. 4 Yellowknife Public Denominational District Education Authority — Northwest Territories pg.5 O.J. Industrial Maintenance — Alberta pg.6 National Capital Road Builders Association — Ottawa pg.7 February 8, 2021 Photo:Goddard_Photography (iStock) Upcoming 2021 Virtual Labour Relations Programs Strategies for Workplace Conicts / Feb. 23-26 (11:30am-5pm ET) Change Management / Mar. 9-12 (12pm-4pm ET) Mastering Fact-Finding & Investigation / Apr. 19-23 (10am-4:30pm ET) More programs & dates available. Visit us at: Register today! FEB 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-01-27 11:09 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Harassment claim unfounded but not malicious: Arbitrator

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