Canadian Labour Reporter

March 6, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian March 6, 2017 Old injury returns to haunt northern Ontario rail worker Employment terminated after prior injury disclosed on new-hire questionnaire BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ARBITRATOR has upheld the termination of an Ontario railway worker who misrepresented his medical history on a health questionnaire he filled out when he was hired. Yves Chouinard was hired by Algoma Central Rail- way — a passenger railway in northern Ontario — in June 2012 to be a track labourer. As part of the hiring process, Chouinard was required to complete a health questionnaire before he started work. The health questionnaire featured questions about the new employee's health so Algoma could iden- tify physical or medical issues that could cause the ARBITRATION AWARDS Air Canada — Multiprovince pg. 3 Western School Division — Manitoba pg. 3 Celanese Eva Polymers — Alberta pg. 4 Covenant Health – Misericordia and Villa Caritas — Alberta pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: vlaru (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Molson Coors deal New four-year agreement ratified for about 320 brewery workers at Etobicoke, Ont., operation ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Company > pg. 7 FOOD MANUFACTURING Saputo Dairy Products Red Deer, Alta. (56 dairy workers) and Teamsters, Local 987 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2019. Signed on Nov. 10, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective fiscal 2016: 1.4% Effective fiscal 2017: 1.4% Effective fiscal 2018: 1.4% Shift premium: $2.50 per hour for employees holding PLC/ electronic certifications or see Collective agreements > pg. 3 LTD renegotiation increases benefits costs After Desjardins Insurance an- nounced a potential 60 per cent increase in long-term disability (LTD) premiums for Niagara Re- gion, Ont., workers in 2015, the union balked. Months later, the region final- ized a deal with another insurance carrier that saw a lower increase to the premiums (which were fully paid by the employees). But in the interim, the workers had to cover a 40 per cent increase in premiums, although the impact B.C. worker's bereavement time denied despite death of sister pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 6

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