Canadian Labour Reporter

April 18, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Employer free to reassign tasks to different job classifications: Arbitrator Agreement allowed for reassigning of duties, layoff of workers for lack of work BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A NEWFOUNDLAND and Labrador employer had the right to lay off four workers when activity on its project decreased — even though part of the reason there was a lack of work was because the duties of the laid-off workers were reassigned to other workers, an arbitrator has ruled. The Hebron Project involves the construction of an off-shore oil drilling platform to be deployed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. One of its main construction sites was at Bull Arm, Trinity Bay, N.L., where the gravity-based structure (GBS) — a main part of the platform includ- ing living quarters — was built before being towed April 18, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Employee denied position due to lack of language competency pg. 6 CEVA Logistics — Ontario pg. 3 Extendicare — Ontario pg. 4 Saskatoon Airport Authority — Saskatchewan pg. 4 Memorial University — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Nerijus Adomaitis (Reuters) pg. 2 Canada Post files for conciliation Employer is calling for signifi- cant concessions: CUPW ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Agreement > pg. 7 Union files grievance over overtime hours THE Public Service Alliance of Canada filed a grievance against Hay River Health and Social Ser- vices Authority after overtime hours were given to casual em- ployees in preference to full- and part-time employees. The employer provides health and social services at two long- term facilities in Hay River, N.W.T. Employees can be full-time, part- time or casual. Employee are per- mitted to hold a casual position in conjunction with a full- or part- CONSTRUCTION Flint Oilsands Construction Calgary, Alta. (420 construction employees) and the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) Local 63. Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2015, to October 31, 2017. Signed on June 21, 2013. Shift premium: $1 per hour for stewards. $1.25 per hour for stewards with Tool Box 1. $1.50 for stewards with Tool Box 2. $2 for stewards with Tool Four employees at an off-shore oil drilling platform were laid off due to a lack of activity after the employer reassigned their duties to other workers. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 6

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