Canadian Labour Reporter

January 9, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian January 9, 2017 Both sides must uphold obligations around accommodation: Ruling Providing medical reports to support absence part of employee's duty BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A RAILWAY worker didn't live up to his part of the accommodation process when he failed to respond to his employer's requests for updated medical informa- tion, justifying the employer's closure of his employ- ment file, the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution has ruled. The worker was an employee of the Canadian Pa- cific Railway Company (CP) and became subject to medical restrictions in 2013 that prevented him from working his regular job. Starting in October of that year, CP began accommodating the worker's restric- tions. ARBITRATION AWARDS First Air — Multiprovince pg. 3 North Central Co-op — Alberta pg. 4 Vancouver City Saving Credit Union (VanCity) — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Serjio74 (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Workers locked out Unifor employees at aerospace company in Newfoundland locked out ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Worker > pg. 7 MANUFACTURING Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Winnipeg (1,250 workers, plant and maintenance employees) and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (CLC) Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2020. Signed on June 22, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2016: $0.30 per hour for general classifications, $0.40 per hour for semiskilled and skilled classifications see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 Senior detective reinstated despite dating ex-criminal AFTER CONTINUING a rela- tionship with a former criminal, a senior detective in Abbotsford, B.C., with 21 years of experience was suspended and demoted by the police chief. On March 23, 2015, chief con- stable Bob Rich ordered the detec- tive (whose name was not publicly revealed) to stop any further con- tact with a man identified as "Mr. A." The man had recently been re- leased from prison after he served Railway conductor suddenly finds employment file closed by employer pg. 8

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