Canadian Labour Reporter

March 13, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian March 13, 2017 B.C. archeologist fired after job category change A long-time museum worker in British Columbia did not fully ac- cept a job change when manage- ment decided the archeology de- partment would be shut down. Martina Steffen had worked at the Royal BC Museum in Victo- ria, B.C., since 1999. She was the senior collections manager for the archeology collection but on Nov. 29, 2012, she was told that her job was being changed to gallery and theatre program facilitator in the museum's learning department. ARBITRATION AWARDS Woodbine Entertainment Group — Ontario pg. 3 Diversified Transportation — Alberta pg. 4 Seaspan Ferries — British Columbia pg. 4 Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick — New Brunswick pg. 5 Manitoba Hydro — Manitoba pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: GOOGLE STREET VIEW pg. 2 Brock U deal CUPE academic workers sign new agreement — assisted by conciliation officer — averting strike ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Edmonton food service aide loses promotion to less-senior colleague pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 6 Ontario worker terminated for twice threatening co-worker BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ARBITRATOR has upheld the dismissal of an Ontario worker after he twice threat- ened a co-worker and tried to downplay it af- terwards. The worker was employed with Atlantic Packaging, a producer of packaging products in Toronto, for 12 years as a forklift operator. On Dec. 10, 2015, the worker approached another employee on the plant floor after his shift was over and began yelling at him in front of several other employees. He said "If you have a f---ing problem, we can take it outside." The worker's supervisor came out of his of- fice and the other employee told him that the worker had just threatened him. The supervi- sor asked the worker if this was true and the see Fired > pg. 7 CONSTRUCTION Qualiglass Industries Edmonton (10 glaziers) and Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63 Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2018. Signed on July 12, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective first year: 3% Effective second year: TBD Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 6% of pay. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked after 44

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