Canadian Labour Reporter

April 11, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian No reporting pay for workers sent home during power outage Reason for lack of work outside of employer's control BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN Ontario employer does not have to pay unionized employees for a shift after they arrived at work, were sent home and then told to come back a few hours lat- er, an arbitrator has ruled. Gentek Building Products is a manufacturer of vi- nyl windows in London, Ont. It has a busy production season running from April to October each year and employs about 150 unionized workers at its plant. The workers work nine- or 10-hour shifts each day, Mon- day through Friday. Gentek's collective agreement with Unifor Local 27 had a clause covering reporting pay which stipulated "an employee called to work or permitted to go to work without having been properly notified that there will be no work, or insufficient work shall receive a April 11, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Union well within rights to post political notices pg. 8 Coventry Connections Niagara pg. 3 Dalhousie University pg. 4 Conseil de Bande de Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam pg. 4 Norampac-Viau pg. 5 Saputo Dairy Products pg. 6 Toronto Terminals Railway Company pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Mark Blinch (Reuters) pg. 2 Steelworkers ratify con- tract at custody facility The deal includes improve- ments to benefits, wage increases ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see No > pg. 7 Employer fails to appear at arbitration hearing AN arbitration hearing regard- ing an employer's apparent lack of contributions went ahead, despite a lack of representation from the employer. The grievance concerned a col- lective agreement between the United Brotherhood of Carpen- ters and Joiners of America Lo- cal 1325 and the Manitoba-based Drytec Interiors which required the company to make contribu- tions to the union's Health and Wellness Plan, its Pension Trust SECURITY Securitas Transport Aviation Security Multiprovince (790 screening officers) and the United Steelworkers (USW) Locals 9342 & 5319 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2018. Signed on May 1, 2015. Wage adjustments: Unifor Local 27 filed a grievance against Gentek Building Products after employees were sent home without reporting pay due to a power outage. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

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