Canadian Labour Reporter

March 15, 2021

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PM #40065782 A BRITISH Columbia arbitrator has upheld the termination of a worker who made comments that could be construed as threaten- ing. Chris Urgl, 44, was a powerline technician (PLT) for the City of Westminster, B.C.'s electrical util- ity. He was hired in April 2019 and worked with a crew of other PLTs in a safety-sensitive environment. However, tensions soon developed with his fellow crew members. When the COVID-19 pan- demic hit, the city instituted pro- cedures involving distancing and masks while working. However, Agreement ratified Schedulers, who work for Jazz Aviation, sign new four-year deal with 100 per cent of vote TANK/FREIGHT CARS FLEET Procor (Edmonton plant) Edmonton (93 plant employees) and Unifor, Local 21A Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2023. Ratified on Sept. 20, 2020. Signed on Sept. 9, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective Feb. 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective Feb. 1, 2021: 2% Effective Feb. 1, 2022: 2% Shift premium: $1.10 per hour for lead-hand. $0.20 per hour over CR 3 rate (if see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Technician's> pg.8 Ontario correctional officer reinstated after dismissal following inmate fight AN ONTARIO arbitrator has reinstated a correc- tional officer who was fired for not following lockup procedure after an inmate was assaulted. Luke Gardner was a correctional officer at the Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC), a max- imum-security correctional facility for adult male offenders. On June 17, 2017, an inmate was lured by two other inmates into a cell and attacked. The seriously injured inmate wasn't found until another inmate raised an alarm almost three hours later, although Gardner and another correctional officer were sup- posed to have conducted an inspection prior to lockup. Gardner's shift had finished, but he had left 20 minutes early without signing the logbook — of- ficers often didn't sign in or out with the logbook. Correctional officers divided the duties of the lockup procedure — one moved the inmates to their cells and locked them in, another consulted a list to ensure that they were in the right cells and a March 15, 2021 see Guard> pg. 8 ABM Industries (and 22 other employers) — Ontario pg. 3 Plains Midstream Canada Empress North 6 Plant — Saskatchewan pg. 4 SunHills Mining, Highvale Mine — Alberta pg.5 City of Campbell River —British Columbia pg.6 Photo: brightmotion (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 B.C. employer plays it safe with worker's potential threat

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