Canadian Labour Reporter

April 5, 2021

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PM #40065782 A SASKATCHEWAN worker is entitled to a maternity leave top- up based on the EI benefits she would have received before out- side earnings were accounted for that reduced those benefits, an arbitrator has ruled. Legal Aid Saskatchewan (LAS) is an organization providing legal services to persons and organiza- tions for criminal and civil matters who are financially unable to obtain those services. It employs lawyers, legal assistants and administrative staff throughout Saskatchewan. LAS had a collective agree- ment that provided employees New members Fifty-six employees from Richmond, B.C. fitness centres join CUPE after labour board confirmation INDUSTRIAL GASES Praxair Canada Edmonton (41 plant, administrative employees) and Teamsters, Local 987 Renewal agreement: Effective March 13, 2020 to March 12, 2023. Ratified on Oct. 31, 2020. Signed on March 13, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective March 13, 2020: $0.25 per hour Effective March 13, 2021: $0.65 per hour Effective March 13, 2022: $0.85 per hour see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Serjio74 (iStock) see Agreement's > pg.8 CPR worker says using WiFi-like device while on vacation in Cuba accidental A RAILWAY worker's 20-day suspension for rack- ing up $30,000 in data usage charges with a compa- ny device while on vacation has been upheld by an arbitrator. Darren Miller was a signals and communica- tions maintainer for Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). He was hired in 1991 and was last disci- plined in 1995. CPR provided Miller with mobile communica- tions devices, including one that had a "MiFi" — a wireless router that connects to wireless data and generates a mobile hotspot for other devices to con- nect to the internet. Miller used the MiFi to upload his daily reports, inspections, and time worked each day. Batteries in the MiFi device lasted for about six hours before they needed to be recharged and a single gigabyte (GB) of data generally would allow someone to browse the internet for about 12 hours or watch two hours of standard-definition video. April 5, 2021 see 20-day> pg.8 City of Kamloops — British Columbia pg. 3 Sobeys Capital (Safeway Operations/Northern Meats & Deli) — Alberta pg. 4 Waste Connections of Canada (Simcoe) — Ontario pg.5 Evergreen Forestry Limited Partnership — Northwest Territories pg.6 Autoliv Canada — Ontario pg.7 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 Second employment not factor in maternity leave EI top-up

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