Canadian Labour Reporter

November 28, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian November 28, 2016 Emergency requires its own 'in-charge' nurse: Arbitrator Alberta health centre decided to put two areas under one nurse in charge BY JEFFREY R. SMITH ALBERTA Health Services (AHS) violated its col- lective agreement requiring a designated "in-charge" nurse for every unit when it decided to designate one nurse in charge of two areas of a small-town medical health centre, an arbitrator has ruled. The collective agreement between AHS and its nurses' union, the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA), required AHS to "designate a person to be in charge of a ward or unit." Each nurse who was designed to be "in charge" was paid a premium. The Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in ARBITRATION AWARDS Hertz Equipment Rental — Ontario pg. 3 Association of Commercial and Industrial Contractors of P.E.I. — Prince Edward Island pg. 4 Trophy Foods — Alberta pg. 4 Brandon University — Manitoba pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Steve Design (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Pepsico deal ratified Calgary bottling plant workers sign first collective agreement as members of Unifor ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Hospital > pg. 7 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION e Town of Bowden Bowden, Alta. (4 public works employees) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2017. Signed on Sept. 1, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 1.5% Shift premium: $1.10 per hour (previously $0.90 per hour) for 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 6 B.C. brewery worker's bad temper causes demotion A LONG-TIME employee with Pacific Western Brewing Com- pany in Prince George, B.C., was demoted from a lead hand posi- tion after multiple blow-ups with other workers. Robert Liness had worked with the company for 22 years, begin- ning as a labourer. In 1999, he was promoted to the shipper/receiver relief position. Part of those du- ties was to fill in for the permanent shipper/receiver in the distribu- tion department. N.L. ship workers denied overtime pay for sleeping onboard vessel pg. 6

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