Canadian Labour Reporter

November 21, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian November 21, 2016 Driver rehired after dismissal for not providing documents Ontario company had enough of numerous unsupported absences BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO worker who was fired for failing to provide requested medical information to support numerous absences has been given another chance by an arbitrator. The worker was a forklift driver at a Mississauga, Ont., distribution centre for Winners, the retail cloth- ing company. She was hired in 1991. Starting in 2010, the worker began having trouble with excessive absenteeism, missing 53 days of work that year. The following year, her absences increased to 70 days, then 155 days in 2012 and 165 days in 2013. The worker attributed some of her many absences ARBITRATION AWARDS Canada Bread Company — Alberta pg. 3 Playtime Gaming Group — British Columbia pg. 3 Canadian Utility Contstruction — Alberta pg. 4 Government of Yukon — Yukon pg. 5 New Brunswick Treasury Board — New Brunswick pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: jorome (Shutterstock) pg. 2 School bus deal ratified Students in Toronto, York Region won't face labour disruptions as Unifor members agree ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employee > pg. 7 FOOD SERVICES Aramark Canada Lindsay, Ont. (10 food-service workers) and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 175 Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2016, to Feb. 28, 2019. Signed on Aug. 18, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective March 1, 2017: $0.30 per hour. Effective March 1, 2018: $0.30 per hour. 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 Disabled workers paid health premiums but denied benefits FIVE PERMANENTLY disabled former employees were suddenly denied benefits after a new collec- tive agreement was reached. North Eastern Ontario Fam- ily and Children's Services (NEO- FACS) provides services to youth and families in Cochrane and Ti- miskaming in northern Ontario. NEOFACS was created after an amalgamation of two agencies in 2012. Both of the previous agencies were represented by two unions, Attendance points system unilaterally imposed by company: Union pg. 8

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