Canadian Labour Reporter

January 2, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian January 2, 2017 Firing not considered anti-union if firm unaware of organizing efforts Wine Rack fired probationary employee but didn't connect worker to labour union organizing campaign until after dismissal: Board BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO worker's dismissal was for just cause and not influenced by his secret union organizing ac- tivities, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled. Miles Krauter was hired by Constellation Brands in early June 2015 to be a wine merchant at one of the company's Wine Rack stores in Ottawa, which are re- tail outlets selling wine and other alcoholic drinks. As a new employee, Krauter was subject to a probation- ary period. On July 23, Krauter met with representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to dis- cuss potentially organizing Wine Rack employees to join the union and collectively bargain with Constella- tion. He signed a card and began organizing plans. ARBITRATION AWARDS University of Manitoba — Manitoba pg. 3 The Atlantic Pilotage Society — Nova Scotia/New Brunswick pg. 5 Bell Express VU — Ontario pg. 5 Mohawk Council of Akwesasane — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: g-stockstudio (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Shoppers workers ratify Vancouver store employees sign new agreement that improves wages, benefits ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Wine > pg. 7 TRANSPORTATION Bearskin Lake Air Service under Bay, Ont. (46 pilots) and Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2020. Signed on April 12, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 1% Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2% Paid holidays: 9 days. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 Chemical technician's costly error earns suspension MARK VELEY worked for In- vista Canada in Kingston, Ont., for 34 years in the polymer divi- sion mixing batches of chemicals that eventually became nylon fila- ments that went into automobile air bags. He gained his polymer technician 3 classification, which was one of the highest paid in the bargaining unit. On May 21, 2015, Veley incor- rectly made what is known as a "salt batch" of five chemicals that had to be measured and weighed Saputo electrician books day off despite manager rejecting request pg. 8

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