Canadian Labour Reporter

April 4, 2016

Canadian Labour Reporter is the trusted source of information for labour relations professionals. Published weekly, it features news, details on collective agreements and arbitration summaries to help you stay on top of the changing landscape.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 7

PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Alberta introduces essential services legislation Bill complies with Supreme Court, Court of Queen's Bench rulings BY SABRINA NANJI SOME public sector workers in Alberta will be given the right to strike during a labour dispute, should a proposed labour law pass. Introduced by labour minister Christina Gray in March, Bill 4 would amend the province's Public Ser- vice Employee Relations Act and the Labour Relations Code to allow public sector strikes. The bill was drafted following a directive from the Supreme Court of Canada and Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, which determined that Alberta's public sector strike ban interfered with the collective bargaining process and diminished employees' rights. "This marks a fundamental change in Alberta's public sector labour relations," Gray said. "Alber- ta's public sector labour legislation is almost three April 4, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Facebook post leads to disciplinary memo for 3 women pg. 8 Ocean Choice International — Nova Scotia pg. 3 Halifax Regional Water Commission — Nova Scotia pg. 4 Rona — Quebec pg. 5 Coca-Cola Canada — Alberta pg. 5 Fort McMurray Board of Education — Alberta pg. 5 Clipper Vacations — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Topher Seguin (Reuters) pg. 2 Steelworkers ratify agreement at call centre Contract at Nordia Kitchener includes improve- ments to wages ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Legislation > pg. 7 College exam marking given passing grade BERT DUBE had been teaching an engineering class at Confed- eration College for one semester and claimed he did not receive credits from the employer for marking exams. Because it was Dube's first time teaching the course, he was not initially aware of his duty to grade a particular set of students exams. However, he was eventually in- formed and carried out the task accordingly, which took about 20 hours. MAINTENANCE Clean Harbors Canada Corunna, Ont. (80 plant and maintenance employees) and Unifor Local 914 Renewal agreement: Effective April 30, 2015, to April 29, 2018. Signed on April 30, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective upon ratification: 1.5% Effective April 28, 2016: 2.5% Effective April 28, 2017: 2.5% Calculated by CLR. Shift premium: $1.02 per hour for all work scheduled between Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government is looking to establish an effective essential services model for public services. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Canadian Labour Reporter - April 4, 2016