Canadian Labour Reporter

May 1, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian May 1, 2017 Fight over forklift leads to Alberta worker's termination AFTER GRABBING another worker around the neck to re- move him from a forklift, an Al- berta warehouse worker was fired. Steve Urbanski had been em- ployed by Federated Co-Oper- atives (FCL ) for 23 years as a re- ceiver in a warehouse. But on May 10, 2016, he ap- proached Robert Grant, who was using a Raymond dock stocker, and said he needed to use it im- mediately. Urbanski was using another forklift but the one Grant Accommodation means working with union, worker Toronto school board violated agreement, human rights code BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO school board violated the discrimination clause in its collective agreement by failing to properly investigate accommodation options for a worker seeking a supervisory position who needed one day off a week for religious reasons. Adam Habarta was a caretaker for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) hired in November 1994. Habarta was a Jehovah's Witness and his re- ligious practice required him to spend one day a week to do missionary work. He was able to meet all of his other religious obligations on the weekends, ARBITRATION AWARDS Calgary Exhibition and Stampede — Alberta pg. 3 The Cornwall Community Police Services Board — Ontario pg. 4 Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society — British Columbia pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: sebra (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Unfair labour charge CUPE alleges CHS attempted 'direct deal' with workers after attempts to unionize workplace ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Ottawa airport ramp agent fired for not obtaining required licence pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 6 see Worker > pg. 7 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION orhild County orhild, Alta. (40 inside, outside municipal workers) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017. Ratified on Feb. 9, 2017. Signed on March 27, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 1% Paid holidays: 13 days. Vacations with pay: 15 days to start, 20 days after 5 years, 21 days after 11 years, 22 days after

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