Canadian Labour Reporter

December 7, 2015

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Mechanic called it quits too soon after plant closure LEN SMITH, a mechanic in Brit- ish Columbia, was not entitled to severance pay after he quit follow- ing notice of his operation's clo- sure. Smith initially sought alterna- tive employment when his em- ployer, Thermo King, informed employees of its plan to perma- nently close the operation in Kelowna, B.C. Smith immediately began looking for work elsewhere and found a position at James Truck & Trailer repairs. December 7, 2015 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Cleaner dismissed after working while on sick leave pg. 8 City of Miramichi pg. 3 City of Ottawa pg. 3 City of Ottawa pg. 4 Beswick Group pg. 4 Leigh Hanson Canada pg. 5 KMC Mining pg. 5 Yukon Women's Transition Home pg. 6 Nova Scotia Labour Relations Association pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Olivier Jean (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 Deal for B.C. truckers Unifor has ratified collective agreements with trucking companies in British Columbia. ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Quebec unions targeted by organized crime Corruption inquiry finds labour investment funds coveted by cartels BY LIZ FOSTER IT TOOK SOME 300 witnesses more than 263 days to fully detail the infiltration of organized crime groups into Quebec's construction industry. The Commision d'Enquête sur l'Octroi et la Gestion des Contrats Publics dans l'Industrie de la Con- structions (CEIC) — commonly referred to as the Charbonneau Commission in honour of its chair Superior Court Justice France Char- bonneau — revealed the corruption is further entrenched in the province than originally feared. "The investigation confirmed that there was a real problem in Quebec and that it was broader and more deeply rooted than we believed," Charbonneau said Nov. 24 when she delivered her final report. The commission was created by former Quebec premier Jean Charest in 2011, following months of public pressure. It began hearing testimony in September 2012. Key pieces of testimony are under the protection of publication bans, as the information involved could affect ongoing investigations or criminal cases currently before the courts. But testimony did detail the way cartels such as the mafia and Hells Angels wielded influence through The investigation, lead by CEIC chair France Charbonneau, revealed corruption was deeply entrenched in the province. see Commission > pg. 7 HOSPITALITY Hilton Canada Saint John, N.B. (Hotel employees) and Unifor Local 2002 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive to Dec. 31, 2017. Signed on April 27, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective 2015: 2.5% Effective 2016: 3% Effective 2017: 2.25% Calculated by CLR. Shift premium: 75¢ per hour for lead hands see Arbitration > pg 8

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