Canadian Labour Reporter

December 13, 2021

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO arbitrator has upheld the termination of a work- er who had multiple altercations with a coworker, even though the coworker should have been disci- plined but was not. The worker was employed at a beef processing facility in Guelph, Ont., operated by Car- gill. Hired in 2014, the worker's job involved cutting primary cuts of meat with knives and moving them along conveyor systems. Between April and Octo- ber 2019, the worker received a Strike averted Workers at one of Canada's largest beef processing facilities won't walk off jobs after agreeing to new contract AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES NAV CANADA Multiprovince (2,000 air traffic control employees) and the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA)/Unifor Local 5454 Toronto school not compelled to tell teachers about asbestos being taken out of basement AN ONTARIO School board did not violate health and safety protocols when it didn't inform teachers of asbestos removal work in the school's basement, an arbitrator has ruled. Western Technical and Commercial School is in Toronto. In 2017, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) arranged to have asbestos removed from the school's pump room in the basement of the building. The work took place from Sept. 19 to 23 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. Western's school day ran from 8:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The head caretak- er and pump room engineer were informed of the work in advance, as they were the only employees with access to the pump room. The principal re- ceived notice the day before the work began. The TDSB followed its asbestos management program and building materials survey guideline, which stated that the "the project supervisor, team leader, or lead hand is to advise the principal/site December 13, 2021 see Requirement > pg.8 Bethesda Community Services — Ontario pg. 3 Tasiurqtit Housing Association — Nunavut pg. 4 Thompson Rivers University — British Columbia pg. 5 Woodstock General Hospital — Ontario pg. 6 one-day suspension for an un- authorized absence, two written warnings for safety violations, a two-day suspension for throwing a piece of meat at a coworker, a three-day suspension after leav- ing work without documenta- tion, and a five-day suspension for once again throwing meat at a coworker. Following the five-day suspen- sion, Cargill warned the worker that he would be terminated for any further infractions. Renewal agreement: Effect- ive April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023. Signed on Feb. 1, 2020. Shift premium: 4 hours' pay, at straight-time hourly rate, for each shift or day worked during period of change for which they had not received 15 cal- endar days' notice of shift cycle change. Time and one-half for all hours worked on first shift on revised schedule that are outside of employee's original scheduled hours of work for employee who is required to change scheduled shift without receiving at least 7 days' notice. $1,093 per year (previously $1,061 per year) for controllers Photo:JHVEPhoto (iStock) see Coworker > pg.8 see Collective Agreements> pg.3 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Ontario worker's firing affirmed after ongoing fight with coworker

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