Canadian Labour Reporter

November 30, 2015

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Millwright reinstated after admitting theft A WORKER will be reinstated after admitting to the theft of two wooden spools, an arbitrator has decided. The grievor, Harry Dejong, admitted to stealing the two 36- inch empty wooden spools used for holding cable from Lanxess, a large synthetic rubber production operation in Sarnia, Ont., where he worked as a maintenance mill- wright. As a result, he was dismissed in January 2015. November 30, 2015 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Tardiness leads to termination under progressive discipline policy pg. 6 City of Gatineau — Quebec pg. 3 SSQ Société d'Assurances Générales — Quebec pg. 3 Acadia Broadcasting — Ontario pg. 4 Canadian Oilsands Construction — Alberta pg. 4 Government of New Brunswick pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Mark Blinch / Reuters Give yourself the gift of knowledge Enrol by December 31, 2015 and save up to $750 on 2016 programs! Learn more. Tel: 1-888-858-7838 Email: Web: Register today and start 2016 off right with a program from Queen's IRC. pg. 2 Report ranks Ontario last for good jobs Province home to highest proportion of mini- mum wage earners ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS CBC union calls for shakeup in leadership Rough road ahead for labour relations at public broadcaster: Lawyer BY SABRINA NANJI CANADA'S PUBLIC broadcaster is again at odds with employees — this time, with the union and leadership butting heads. Cuts to the Canadian Broadcasting Corpo- ration's labour force coupled with ideological shifts (including a focus on digital program- ming and reductions to local reporting ) have prompted the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and its French counterpart, the Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada, to call for new leadership. The move is a rare and unprecedented one for the union, but president Carmel Smyth said the dismantling of the CBC over the last eight years has finally reached a tipping point. "Ideological funding cuts and the strategic direction taken by CBC/Radio-Canada's senior management have systematically crippled the public broadcaster, thereby threatening both Recent cuts at the CBC have prompted the union to seek a change in leadership. see Multi-party > pg. 7 CONSTRUCTION Construction Labour Relations Association Provincewide, Alberta (150 bricklayers) and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2019. Signed on May 4, 2015. Shift premium: $3 per hour see Arbitration > pg.6

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