Canadian Labour Reporter

September 27, 2021

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PM #40065782 A FIRED British Columbia work- er who sent critical texts about his employer the day before he was reinstated deserved to have his reinstatement retracted, an arbi- trator has ruled. Brian Trackl, 40, began work- ing for delivery company UPS in 2008 at its centre in Kelowna, B.C. He received and signed his acknowledgment of several com- pany policies, including the Hon- esty in Employment Policy, which stated that dishonesty would re- sult in "immediate dismissal and possible criminal prosecution." In April 2020, UPS suspended Strike averted Globe and Mail employees ratify new three-year contract hours away from deadline to walk out GOVERNMENT National Capital Commission Ottawa (385 public administration employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified in March 2021. Signed on July 12, 2021. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2.8% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2.2% Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.5% Shift premium: $2.25 per hour see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Texts> pg.7 Saskatchewan welder returned to job after dismissal in wake of positive drug test A SASKATCHEWAN worker's failure to notify his employer about his medical marijuana prescription breached his return-to-work agreement but didn't warrant dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled. Lee Pepper was a welder for Nutrien, a Saska- toon-based fertilizer company, at its potash mine in Vanscoy, Sask. Early in 2018, Nutrien decided to ter- minate his employment for ongoing absenteeism is- sues. However, Pepper revealed that he had been suf- fering from alcohol addiction for several years. A substance abuse assessment concluded that Pepper met the criteria for a "severe substance use disorder" and should not return to work until he re- ceived treatment. Pepper attended a detoxification program and a 30-day residential treatment pro- gram. He returned to work on July 16 and signed a return-to-work agreement that required him to abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs while submitting to random urinalysis testing for September 27, 2021 see Worker > pg.7 Sodexo Canada — Alberta pg. 3 The Board of Governors of Lakehead University — Ontario pg. 4 Alberta Ballet Company — Alberta pg. 4 Ken Johnson Trucking — British Columbia pg. 5 Lloydminster Region Housing Group (Pioneer Lodge and House) — Alberta pg. 6 Photo: JHVEPhoto (iStock) Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Workplace Restoration Learn how to address a toxic workplace to rebuild relationships and productivity. Nov. 15-18 (10 am-2:30 pm ET) SEPT 2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-09-02 8:19 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS UPS won't deliver reinstatement after fired worker's dishonesty

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