Canadian Labour Reporter

January 23, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian January 23, 2017 Jailed employee didn't abandon laboratory position: Adjudicator BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A NEW BRUNSWICK employer has been ordered to reinstate an employee it fired for abandonment of position after the employee was sent to jail for six months without notifying it. Paul Lynch worked for Horizon Health Network at the regional laboratory at the Doctor Everett Chalm- ers Hospital in Fredericton. He was hired in 2004 and his job duties involved cleaning and sanitizing the labratory and protecting medical samples from con- tamination. Lynch had two instances of discipline on his record — a written reprimand for having alcohol in his pos- session in the workplace, and a four-day suspension for misusing sick leave. On Nov. 11, 2015, Lunch hit and damaged a road sign while driving his vehicle and left the scene. Alco- hol was a factor in the accident. The next day, police ARBITRATION AWARDS Guild Electric — Ontario pg. 3 The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise — Alberta pg. 4 Government of Prince Edward Island — Prince Edward Island pg. 4 Saint John Construction Association — New Brunswick pg. 6 Regina School Division No. 4 — Saskatchewan pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: nikamo (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Molson Coors strike Toronto brewery workers walk off the job after months of failed collective bargaining talks ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employer > pg. 7 HOSPITALITY Delta Beausejour Moncton, N.B. (80 hotel employees) and Unifor, Local 4517 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018. Signed on Aug. 15, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2016: $0.38 Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 2.4% Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 2.4% Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for working a split shift. $0.75 per hour for training another see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 6 Ex-wrestler frightens rec centre co-workers A FORMER pro-wrestler — whose career was cut short due to contacting hepatitis C during a match — was terminated from his job as a part-time gym attendant after violently yelling at another worker inside a recreation centre. Devon Nicholson went on sick leave from his job in December 2012. More than a year later, on March 28, 2013, he went to the Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Ottawa. Before he went inside, Nicholson sat for 30 minutes Museum curator bumps colleague after job declared redundant pg. 8

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