Canadian Labour Reporter

May 17, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO municipality violated its collective agreement when it changed the requirement in its health care plan allowing employees' doctors to make exceptions to its policy of only paying for generic prescription drugs, an arbitrator has ruled. The City of Barrie, Ont., provides an extended health care plan to its firefighters. The collec- tive agreement has a provision that states that the plan requires Strike vote ORNGE air ambulance paramedics in Ontario agree to walk off jobs if government doesn't back down RETIREMENT RESIDENCE Prince of Peace Manor Calgary (100 HCAs, LPNs) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 8 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. Ratified on Nov. 3, 2020. Signed on March 22, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective July 1, 2021: 1.7% Shift premium: Weekend premiums will be paid between see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Photo: Dougall_Photography (iStock) see Unilateral > pg.8 Saskatchewan custodial worker dismissed for stealing 10 cheap cleaning cloths A SASKATCHEWAN arbitrator has reinstated, with a suspension, a janitorial worker who was fired for stealing cleaning supplies. Jerry Jumalon was hired by the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 as a caretaker in the university's facilities management department. Originally from the Philippines, his first language wasn't English. The collective agreement provided for progres- sive discipline but the university reserved the right to use "any disciplinary action deemed appropriate." Over the course of nearly eight years with the univer- sity, Jumalon had no disciplinary record. The assistant manager supervised employees in multiple buildings, so Jumalon worked independently without close supervision cleaning a campus library. On Dec. 3, 2018, someone called the university's confidential phone line for reporting suspected fraud or unethical conduct and accused Jumalon of May 17, 2021 see Theft > pg.8 Corporation of The City of Brantford — Ontario pg. 3 Construction Labour Relations Alberta — Alberta pg. 4 Canadian Food Inspection Agency — Ontario pg.5 Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet — Nunavut pg.6 BY JEFFREY R. SMITH BY JEFFREY R. SMITH Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) GRIEVANCE HANDLING DURING A PANDEMIC A Special One-Day Strategic Grievance Handling Workshop Fall programs & dates now available. Visit us at: Register today! May 14, 2021 (10am-4pm ET) - still a few seats left! July 16, 2021 (10am-4pm ET) late April/May 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-04-23 12:18 PM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Adjustment to drug plan ruled breach of agreement

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