Canadian Labour Reporter

January 25, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Employee reinstated after boss fails to prove misconduct ED SANKEY won back his job at the Cariboo Pulp and Paper Com- pany in British Columbia after the union said he was terminated without just cause. Sankey was fired in February of 2015, at which time he had al- most 35 years of seniority and one previous disciplinary reprimand on file. He was terminated for the way he handled an event on the night shift earlier that month. On the night in question, the company received a delivery and Ontario jail workers sign deal with province Agreement paves way for system overhaul: Government BY SABRINA NANJI ONTARIO'S jail workers inked a deal with the province earlier this month, narrowly averting a strike — and ensuring one will never happen in the future. On Jan. 9, the Ontario Pub- lic Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents about 6,000 correctional work- ers, reached a deal around 4 a.m., following a marathon bargaining session with the provincial gov- ernment. The union said the collective agreement is a significant im- provement from an earlier deal proposed in November, which the bargaining unit had rejected by al- most 70 per cent. As part of the new agreement, wage increases will be determined by arbitration, in the same manner as police or other essential service staff. An arbitrator is expected to come back with a wage deal within 60 days of ratification. As well, going forward, the cor- rectional bargaining unit would January 25, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Electrician off work after refusing drug and alcohol testing pg. 8 City of Prince Rupert — B.C. pg. 3 Progressive Waste Solutions Canada — Ont. pg. 4 Dalhousie University — N.S. pg. 4 Hudbay Minerals — Man. pg. 5 City of Medicine Hat — Alta. pg. 5 Township of Esquimalt — B.C. pg. 6 Moncton Northeast Construction Association — N.B. pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Jon Blacker (Reuters) pg. 2 Port dispute sees illegal use of workers Employer ordered to make payment of financial damages ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Staffing > pg. 7 see Arbitration > pg 8 TRANSPORTATION Hamilton International Airport Hamilton, Ont. (30 security employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 5167 Renewal agreement: Effective Oct. 2, 2014, to Oct. 1, 2019. Signed on Aug. 10, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective Oct. 1, 2014: 4.5% for security and 2.25% for all other employees Effective Oct. 1, 2015: 2.5% Correctional services minister Yasir Naqvi says the deal with jail workers clears the way for a complete overhaul of the system.

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