Canadian Labour Reporter

November 8, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ALBERTA worker who was caught trying to resell company product online after buying it with an employee discount de- served dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker was employed with Simmons Canada, a com- pany that manufactures and sells bedding sets, working as a fin- ishing foundation coordinator at the company's Calgary bedding plant, working the night shift. Simmons had a bedding pur- chase policy that allowed employ- ees to buy up to five bedding sets per year. The policy prohibited Strike called Twenty-one school custodians, cleaners at Manitoba's Rolling River School walk off jobs after talks break down over wage increases EDUCATION Kwantlen Polytechnic Surrey, B.C. (1,070 faculty employees) and the Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA), Local 5 Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) Renewal agreement: Effect- ive April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Signed on July 21, 2020. Shift premium: 25% in lieu of benefits for overload, for time period in question, for regular and non-regular type 2 faculty members who teach overloads; may be taken as compensatory see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Offering > pg.8 Story doesn't add up for fired Ontario worker; no explanation why he walked away with 2 rugs AN ONTARIO rug company had just cause to fire a worker who took two rugs without permission or payment, an arbitrator has ruled. Multy Home is a company in Concord, Ont., that manufactures and sells rugs. The worker was a forklift operator at the warehouse where rugs were stored for shipping, hired in 2006. On Sept. 12, 2020, security cameras recorded the worker and a coworker removing four rugs from the shipping area and placing them in the coworker's car. The worker drove the car to the other end of the parking lot, where he put two of the rugs into his own car. When management viewed the surveillance footage, it launched an investigation that included interviews of both the worker and his coworker. The coworker explained that he had paid for four rugs, which he could verify with a purchase slip. He said he had only taken home two rugs before be- cause he was waiting for a different colour and type November 8, 2021 see Stealing> pg.8 Coca-Cola Canada Bottling — Alberta pg. 3 Regional Municipality of Durham Police Services Board — Ontario pg. 4 The Town Of Drayton Valley — Alberta pg. 5 Community Living Sarnia- Lambton — Ontario pg. 7 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Negotiation Skills Develop Negotiating Styles & Tactics to Master the Dynamics of Collective Bargaining. Dec. 6-10, 2021 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET) OCT-NESK-2021.qxp_Layout 1 2021-10-05 11:48 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Alberta worker fired for trying to resell employer's mattresses

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