Canadian Labour Reporter

February 20, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian February 20, 2017 Worker theft allegation unproven Not fair to pin missing Winnipeg school trip funds on secretary: Arbitrator BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A MANITOBA employer didn't have sufficient proof to justify firing an employee for theft of money that went missing under her care, an arbitrator has ruled. Christine Dwyer was head secretary at a small Win- nipeg school under the administration of the Winni- peg School Division. Her duties included a number of administrative tasks in the school office. She had some difficulties in her position at first, but she kept meticu- lous notes and worked with her boss, the district busi- ness administrator, to improve. At the beginning of the school year, the school col- lects student fees for field trips and supplies. An edu- cational assistant and a teacher collect the money in the gymnasium before the start of classes and take it to the office, where the head secretary checks the names off of a list and counts the money. The list is then used to create class lists for each teacher which indicate which students have paid. After the first day, teachers collect outstanding ARBITRATION AWARDS City of Yellowknife — Northwest Territories pg. 3 Active Canada — Quebec pg. 4 Canadian Forces Base Suffield — Alberta pg. 5 Swissport Canada Fuel Services — Quebec pg. 5 Red Deer College — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Mattia Menestrina (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Distillery workers agree Black Velvet employees ratify new contract that includes pension increases in each year of deal ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see School > pg. 7 TOURISM Canada Lands Toronto (240 restaurant employees) and Unifor, Local 4271 Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2019. Signed on June 10, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective June 1, 2017: 2% Effective June 1, 2018: 2% Paid holidays: 10 days plus 2 floater days. Vacations with pay: 1 day per month, maximum 10 days see Collective agreements > pg. 3 B.C. bartender terminated after refusing to serve patron WHEN A female patron was de- nied service at a British Columbia veterans' club, the bartender who supported the server's decision was ordered to go home after say- ing no to the club president. Andrew MacDonald was later dismissed after the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS), Steveston Unit No. 284 in Richmond, B.C., executive met to discuss the incident which took place March 25, 2016. Before she left for a vacation on After she was found to be stealing Percocets, Tylenol 3s, RN fired pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 8

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