Canadian Labour Reporter

February 13, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian February 13, 2017 Arbitrator extinguishes firing for inappropriate comments Evidence showed comments were part of joking context BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A FIREFIGHTER who was dismissed for inappro- priate comments to a female co-worker at a party has been reinstated with a suspension and a demotion by an arbitrator. Ryan Hamilton was a firefighter for the City of Brampton, Ont. Hired in 2001, he became captain at a Brampton station 206 in July 2013. At a September 2014 golf tournament for firefight- ers, Hamilton's foursome came to the tee of a hole to which a female firefighter from station 209 was sell- ing tickets. Hamilton joked with the female firefighter and one of his colleagues in the foursome, Kirk Swann, took a liking to her. Swann obtained the woman's ARBITRATION AWARDS Koch Fertilizer Canada — Manitoba pg. 3 National Steel Car — Ontario pg. 4 Lamont County Housing Foundation — Alberta pg. 5 Sarnia Concrete Products — Ontario pg. 5 CityWest Cable North — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Toa55 (Shutterstock) pg. 2 DHL workers agree 900 Unifor members working at airport terminals reach deal averting midnight strike ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Banter > pg. 7 CONSTRUCTION Ledcor Foundations Provincewide, Alberta (6 construction workers, mechanics) and Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63 Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. Signed on Nov. 28, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective first year: –8.5% Effective second year: 0.0% Shift premium: Lead hand: 6%. Foreman: 12%. General see Collective agreements > pg. 3 B.C. union steward fired after harassment allegation A FORKLIFT driver at a Brit- ish Columbia warehouse was terminated after another worker accused him of bullying, threat- ening and effectively promising him no further help as his union representative. Jack Vanderbasch was fired from his job at Western Forest Products after a June 23, 2016, in- cident on the shop floor of a tim- ber mill. Shane Norbury was working on a grader to begin his shift, but Nova Scotia worker intended to apply but posting removed from board pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 8

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