Canadian Labour Reporter

May 16, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Worker's misuse of bereavement leave misconduct – but well-intentioned Death of Ontario worker's mother's friend not covered under leave provision BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO arbitrator has reinstated a worker who was fired for the misuse of her collective agree- ment's bereavement leave provision, finding the worker didn't intend to violate her employer's trust. Michelle Desbiens, 53, was a gaming administra- tion clerk at Caesars Windsor Casino in Windsor, Ont. Hired in 1994, her duties included recording sick calls, leave entries, scheduling, making adjustments to pay- roll entries and answering employee inquiries. Desbiens' position required her to be famil- iar with booking time off work and require- ments for vacations and other types of leave, to the point where she often made her own personal May 16, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Mother of the groom denied leave for son's wedding pg. 6 General Presidents' Maintenance Agreement - Suncor and Nexen Long Lake Site pg. 3 Rail Term pg. 4 Cassens Transport VLC, Eastern Canada Car Carriers pg. 4 Swissport Canada Handling (James Armstrong Richardson International Airport) pg. 5 Canadian North pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Marc Bruxelle (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Sunwing Airlines pilots establish strike mandate Employees' collective agreement expired in November 2015 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employee > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg. 6 Safety violation at paper mill results in dismissal A LOCKOUT violation led to Doug Mosiuk's dismissal on June 14, 2014. Mosiuk — a journeyman millwright — maintained and repaired a wide variety of plant equipment for the Alberta-based lumber mill Weyerhaeuser Com- pany. Before being fired, Mosiuk was suspended for four days for smoking in a prohibited area. Because of the potential con- sequences of a fire at a lumber mill, the offence was considered TRANSPORTATION Stock Transportation Kingston, Ont. (120 bus drivers) and Teamsters Canada Local 91 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018. Signed on March 22, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2017: 1% Effective July 1, 2018: 1% Calculated by CLR. Paid holidays: 10 days. Vacations with pay: 4% vaca- tion pay to start, 6% after 5

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