Canadian Labour Reporter

April 10, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian April 10, 2017 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION City of Burnaby Burnaby, B.C. (1,130 management occupations) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 23 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2019. Signed on Aug. 4, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 2% Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2% Halifax transit driver's Facebook post equals firing A PART-TIME bus driver in Halifax wrote disparaging online comments about a community, causing management to fire her. Gail McQuarrie's comments on Facebook about North Preston — a largely African-Canadian com- munity with a history of racism — were the subject of an anonymous complaint received by Eddie Ro- bar, director of Halifax Transit, on May 3, 2015. The posting was in response to a comment from another driver, ARBITRATION AWARDS University of Manitoba — Manitoba pg. 3 Univar Canada — Alberta pg. 3 District of Squamish — British Columbia pg. 4 Greater Moncton International Airport Authority — New Brunswick pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View pg. 2 Canada Bread lockout About 160 workers at Langley, B.C., bakery barred from working after negotiations fail ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Ontario forestry worker denied leave after spouse's grandfather dies pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 8 Ontario teacher dismissed after buying stolen goods from student Act breached duties; broke trust with school board, students BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO teacher's purchase of stolen goods from a student at his school was just cause for dismissal, an arbitrator has ruled. Farhez Lakhani was a high school teacher for the York Region District School Board, where he was the head of the science depart- ment in Markham, Ont. He started teaching for the school board in 1995 and came to the Markham school in 2002. A student at the school — whom Lakhani had taught as a Grade 9 student in 2009 — was known as an "at-risk" student with academic, see Educator > pg. 7

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