Canadian Labour Reporter

May 30, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Unauthorized holiday pay slips through in equalized pay system Company stops recognizing new holiday not included in collective agreement BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A BRITISH COLUMBIA company has agreed to stop pursuing overpayments it accidentally made to employees when it decided to stop voluntarily recog- nizing a new statutory holiday that wasn't included in its collective agreement. During collective bargaining in 2008, Richmond, B.C.-based pulp and paper company Catalyst Paper and its union, Unifor, negotiated an annualized pay system for employees at the company's mill in Port Al- berni, B.C. The payment method was adopted from a simi- lar technique used in New Zealand, which divided May 30, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Employer incorrectly assumes employee gave two weeks' notice pg. 8 Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre pg. 3 Canadian Film and Television Production Assoc. pg. 4 Canadian National Railway pg. 4 Bell Information Communication Technology pg. 5 Government of Yukon pg. 5 Eastland Industries Limited pg. 6 Hilton Canada pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: bdstudio (Shutterstock) pg. 2 French railway, port workers strike Employees continue to protest against labour reforms ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Catalyst > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 Employee's miscarriage a disability: Tribunal AN ONTARIO employee's mis- carriage was a disability that may require accommodation by her employer, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled. Winnie Mou of Markham, Ont., suffered a deep tissue in- jury in January 2013 that required heavy pain medication. She had difficulty moving one side of her body, so attempts to return to work were initially unsuccessful. Her employer, MHPM Project Leaders, wasn't able to provide BROADCASTING Newcap Radio Halifax (27 broadcast and television employees) and Unifor Local 920-M Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on April 1, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2017: 1.75% Effective April 1, 2018: 2% Calculated by CLR. Paid holidays: 12 days. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after 1 year, 4

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