Canadian Labour Reporter

June 7, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO early childhood educator should not have been suspended after a student slipped away from her class, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker was a designated early childhood educator (DECE) for the Halton District School Board in Ontario. She moved to a new school to work in a kinder- garten class for the 2016-17 school year and a close friend who had worked with the class previ- ously told her about a student who had left the school on his Deal signed Employees at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, student union ratify new agreement GOVERNMENT City of Grande Prairie Grande Prairie, Alta. (650 municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 787 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Signed on Nov. 1, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.5% Shift premium: Employee will be paid overtime rate if 48 hours see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Actions > pg.8 B.C. hotel not exempt from severance pay for majority of furloughed staff members A BRITISH COLUMBIA company's reduction in business because of the pandemic didn't qualify for an exemption to a legislative requirement to provide laid-off employees with severance pay, an arbitrator has ruled. Burnaby Crescent is a company that operates a full-service hotel with catering services, event hosting and a restaurant. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, public health measures were put into place by the B.C. government that forced a significant reduction in business for all branches of the hotel. Large gatherings were prohibited and food and beverage services were restricted to take-out only. Foreign nationals were banned from entering Canada by aircraft and anyone entering the country had to isolate for 14 days. Although restrictions eased in the summer of 2020 as COVID-19 cases decreased and some work June 7, 2021 see Less > pg.8 Lactalis Canada — Ontario pg. 4 Sodexo Canada — Alberta pg. 5 Flair Airlines — British Columbia pg. 5 City of Greater Sudbury — Ontario pg. 6 BY JEFFREY R. SMITH BY JEFFREY R. SMITH Photo: stephanjungck (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 Teacher suspension quashed for student leaving classroom

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