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December 5, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian December 5, 2016 Purolator worker thrown out for tossing customers' packages But union successfully grieves dismissal, citing leniency with other workers BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A PUROLATOR worker was an unfair sacrificial lamb when he was fired after a video of him and co- workers mishandling packages aired on a news pro- gram, an arbitrator ruled. The 50-year-old worker was a depot sorter for Pu- rolator in Prince George, B.C. His job involved secur- ing the aircraft that flew into the facility every morn- ing and unloading the freight into vans, usually using a hydraulic belt-loader. Purolator's approved unloading process required using the belt-loader, and other methods weren't en- couraged. If the belt-loader had mechanical issues, a ARBITRATION AWARDS Bayview Golf and Country Club — Ontario pg. 3 Manitoba Public Insurance — Manitoba pg. 4 The University of Guelph — Ontario pg. 4 The City of Spruce Grove — Alberta pg. 5 Century Printing — Ontario pg. 6 Atlantis Transportation Services — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Kokliang (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Airport strike averted Vancouver airport workers agree to deal in weekend bargaining session ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see News > pg. 7 MANUFACTURING Rolls-Royce Canada Lachine, Que. (630 production employees) and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Local Lodge 869 Renewal agreement: Effective March 20, 2016, to March 19, 2020. Signed on July 11, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective March 20, 2016: 2.75% Effective March 19, 2017: 2.75% Effective March 18, 2018: 2.75% Effective March 17, 2019: 3% This holiday season, give yourself the gift of knowledge This holiday season, give yourself the gift of knowledge Enrol by December 31, 2016 and save up to $750 on all 2017 programs! see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 Ontario forestry worker dangerously harasses colleague A FEMALE worker was harassed by a colleague to such an extent that she had to push an emergency stop button on a lumber-process- ing machine, after fearing for her safety. Richard McWatch had worked at the Tembec Enterprises Chap- leau Sawmill in Northern Ontario for 22 months as a vacation re- lief/spare operator before being terminated for cause on June 27, 2016. The firing stemmed from a June Coca-Cola worker reinstated after threatening colleague with knife pg. 8

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