Canadian Labour Reporter

April 25, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian 'Bullets' comment made in heat of illegal strike not harassment Not every inappropriate comment is harassment: Arbitrator BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ARBITRATOR has determined that the director of an Alberta correctional centre did not harass correc- tional officers about to go on an illegal strike when the director made a gesture like a gun and referred to hav- ing bullets for them. The Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., issued a sexual and work- place harassment policy in November 2012 that stated it was committed to providing a "working environment free of harassment." The policy was zero-tolerance and defined workplace harassment as "unwelcome conduct that is offensive in nature and April 25, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Retired employee collecting payout not eligible for wage increase pg. 8 AgeCare Investments — Alberta pg. 3 Iqaluit Housing Authority — Nunavut pg. 4 Government of New Brunswick — New Brunswick pg. 5 Fredericton International Airport Authority — New Brunswick pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Stephen Lam (Reuters) pg. 2 OPSEU members ratify contract at Public Health Ontario Agreement includes wage increases ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Agreement > pg. 7 Employees leave for good after leaving work early THE City of Kingston, Ont., fired Willie Loyst and Steve Dervenis for time theft. Loyst and Dervenis worked for the city as arena operators be- fore they were terminated on June 26, 2015. Their union, the Cana- dian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 109, grieved the ter- minations. By the time of the hearing, both Loyst and Dervenis had admitted to the facts relied upon by the employ- er to substantiate their time theft. CONSTRUCTION Construction Labour Relations Trade Division Edmonton (780 insulation workers) and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local Union 110 Renewal agreement: Effective May 17, 2015, to April 30, 2019. Signed on June 17, 2015. Shift premium: $1 per hour A comment made to correctional officers participating in an illegal strike led to an investigation and allegations of harassment under the employer's policy. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

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