Canadian Labour Reporter

November 7, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian November 7, 2016 Company blames benefits provider, fails to accommodate worker Employer responsible for mistake, breached agreement: Arbitrator BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO employer breached the collective agreement when it relied on a third-party benefits provider's faulty information and failed to properly accommodate a worker with a medical disability, an arbitrator has ruled. The worker was employed as a personal support worker with St. Joseph's at Fleming, an elderly care home in Peterborough, Ont. On Sept. 21, 2014, the worker was injured while in the workplace, hurting her lower back. The injury re- sulted in restrictions being put in place limiting her ability to lift, stand, sit, bend, twist, pull and push. ARBITRATION AWARDS Hamlet of Pond Inlet — Nunavut pg. 3 City of Kelowna Airport — British Columbia pg. 3 Marché Restaurants Canada — Ontario pg. 4 Mount Royal University — Alberta pg. 5 FirstCanada ULC — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Pepsico deal reached After joining Unifor, Calgary bottling plant workers get wage gains, better scheduling rights ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employer > pg. 7 ENTERAINMENT e Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society Edmonton (8 technicians) and IATSE Local 210 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2020. Signed on June 6, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2018: Greater of 2% per cent or cost of living Strategies for Workplace Conflic ts, Dec. 6-8, 2016: Toronto Learn Practical and Effective Conflict Resolution Skills for Managing Ever yday Workplace Disputes NEW PROGRAM! see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 Freezer pay is regular-time pay, not shift premium: Arbitrator A UNION filed a grievance after it said pay stubs did not fully re- flect when employees worked in- side a grocery company's freezer. Teamsters union took offence with Western Grocers over what used to be considered strictly pre- mium pay turned into regular sal- ary to reflect working in the cold conditions, but the hours worked were not honoured as such by the company. A 2009 collective agreement indicated workers at the Calgary Non-union worker successfully chosen for unionized programming job pg. 8

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