Canadian Labour Reporter

February 22, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian RCMP make progress on MacNeil report 42 of 64 recommendations implemented but police association unhappy with delays BY SABRINA NANJI ALMOST 18 months after a deadly shooting in Moncton killed three Mounties and injured two others, the nation- al police force is reporting it has made significant prog- ress on the recommendations that followed. On Feb. 9, the RCMP announced it had implemented 42 of the 64 recommendations made by retired RCMP assistant commissioner Alphonse MacNeil, who con- ducted the independent review following the shooting on June 4, 2014. A total of 52 recommendations are expected to be completed by April of this year, and the remaining 12 are slated for implementation by the end of March 2017. That includes expediting weapon training and roll- out, specifically for patrol carbines, as well as adding ad- vanced and dynamic shooting drills to RCMP firearms qualifications to better reflect real-life encounters, as well as enhancing support and training for supervisors to re- spond to critical incidents. According to the RCMP, more than 3,300 members are February 22, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 NICU nurse denied sick benefits pg. 8 Avens Community — N.W.T. pg. 3 Clarkelink — Alta. pg. 4 City of Calgary — Alta. pg. 4 AECON Industrial — Alta. pg. 5 CG Power — Man. pg. 5 General Motors — Ont. pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Christinne Muschi (Reuters) pg. 2 Canada jobless rate hits 2-year high Further job losses in Alberta contribute to unemployment rate ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 8 The RCMP have made significant progress on implementing recommendations that arose following the deadly Moncton shooting in June 2014, which left three officers dead and two others injured. see RCMP > pg. 7 LONG-TERM CARE Sunny South Acres Coaldale, Alta. (Health-care workers) and the Alberta Union of Pub- lic Employees (AUPE) Local 048, Chapter 027 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2017. Signed on July 14, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 2.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 2.5% Shift premium: $1.25 per hour for shifts between 3 p.m. and Engineers denied transportation expense Two engineers at BFI Construc- tors in the Regina, Sask., area will not be paid for the daily commute, an arbitrator has decided. The International Union of Op- erating Engineers (IUOE) filed a grievance against BFI, saying the construction company failed to pay a daily transportation expense to operating engineers who work in Regina and are local residents, as defined by the collective agree- ment, which entitled them to pay. According to the agreement,

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