Canadian Labour Reporter

December 12, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian December 12, 2016 The border officer and the jet Border services officer knew he shouldn't have accepted free tickets after clearing Elton John's plane in Lethbridge, Alta. BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ARBITRATOR has upheld a 75-hour unpaid suspension of a border services officer who accepted free tickets to an Elton John concert after clearing the singer's plane for entry into Canada. Charles Stewart, an officer for the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Port of Coutts near Lethbridge, Alta. As a border services officer, Stewart also had status as a peace officer and was subject to the agency's code of conduct, which prohibited officers from accepting gifts other than nominal tokens in the course of work. Stewart received satisfactory performance reviews and an exemplary service medal in 2012. He had never been suspended or disciplined for violation of the code of conduct or code of ethics, though his disciplinary re- cord included three written warnings related to public complaints and a written reprimand for tardiness. ARBITRATION AWARDS Algonquin College Students' Association — Ontario pg. 3 ATCO Gas & Pipeline — Alberta pg. 4 Lafarge Canada — Alberta pg. 5 Reimer Express Lines — Quebec pg. 5 Oilers Entertainment Group — Alberta pg. 5 Russel Metals — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: JStone (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Lilydale workers ratify Raises, new shift premiums, new footwear allowance for Edmonton hatchery employees ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Officer > pg. 7 TRANSPORTATION Viterra Provincewide, Saskatchewan (550 workers, grain elevator employees) and Grain and General Services Union (ILWU Canada) (CLC) Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2015, to Oct. 31, 2018. Signed on May 10, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 1.75% Shift premium: $1.50 per hour 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 Long-time forestry worker has job classification changed A WORKER with years of expe- rience at a B.C. sawmill abruptly had his job title changed and his position shifted to a lesser one. Prem Dhaliwal had been work- ing for Canadian Forest Products at the Isle Pierre sawmill in Prince George since 1971. He had been working as a head saw filer (HSF) since 1994. In March 2009, the company said it needed to cut back on its shift contingent and switched Dhaliwal to working rotating CFL team was right to release quarterback from his contract: Arbitrator pg. 8

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