Canadian Labour Reporter

February 27, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian February 27, 2017 Failure to investigate work refusal unreasonable but understandable Employer preoccupied with prison guards balking at showing up for work BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO correctional officer's work refusal due to health concerns on a day when the employer was short-staffed and occupied with many refusals should have been investigated promptly, but the em- ployer's failure to do so was understandable, an arbi- trator has ruled. The correctional officer was hired by Correctional Services Canada (CSC) in 1989 to work at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) in London, Ont. The officer had sinusitis — an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses — which made ARBITRATION AWARDS Coca-Cola Canada — Alberta pg. 4 McMillan Transport — Alberta pg. 5 McMaster University — Ontario pg. 5 Rapid Delivery — Ontario pg. 6 Canada Cartage System (Winnipeg Division) — Manitoba pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: txking (Shutterstock) pg. 2 WestCan workers sign B.C. industrial pump maker employees ratify deal that includes three per cent raises each year ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Prison > pg. 7 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION City of Grande Prairie Grande Prairie, Alta. (650 outside employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 787 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018. Signed on Nov. 8, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective first year: 1.5% Effective second year: 1.8% Effective third year: 2.25% Shift premium: $1.50 per hour see Collective agreements > pg. 3 CP conductor terminated after removing safety glasses WHEN IAN Lougheed briefly removed his safety glasses while in his locomotive, his employer terminated him, citing a breach of safety protocol. On Dec. 19, 2014, Lougheed had been terminated due to on- going poor attendance. But on March 16, 2015, Lougheed was re- instated to his former position as a conductor. At the time of his reestablish- ment, Lougheed signed an agree- ment with Canadian Pacific (CP) Alberta welder laid off after time to finish work found lacking pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 8

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