Canadian Labour Reporter

May 15, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian May 15, 2017 Alberta cement plant workers denied DB pension enrolment A DISAGREEMENT about when seven workers were hired saw them turned down for par- ticipation in a company's defined benefit (DB) pension plan. The workers were originally hired on a temporary basis in 2014 at Lafarge Canada's cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. Paul Svoboda, Paul Vargas, Luke Poirer, Norbert Wroblewski, Matthew Duggan, Andrew Palm- er and John Lott were employed for a fixed term that was to expire Family status accommodation has limits: Labour board Employee's request to aid spouse with children doesn't mean legal duty BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A FEDERAL government employee's request to get home 30 minutes earlier to help his spouse care for special-needs children did not invoke a legal obligation to accommodate based on fam- ily status, the Canada Public Service Labour Rela- tions and Employment Board ruled. Pascal Guilbault was a lawyer who was hired by the Department of National Defence (DND) in October 2011 to be a claims officer. The first few years of his tenure with DND went smoothly and he had a good relationship with his manager, who made it clear she was open to requests for flexibil- ARBITRATION AWARDS Continental Electrical Motor Services — Alberta pg. 3 Foothills Regional Emergency Services Commission — Alberta pg. 4 Corporation of the City of Peterborough — Ontario pg. 4 Hudson's Bay Company — British Columbia pg. 5 River East Transcona School Division — Manitoba pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Lester Balajadia (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Bad-faith bargaining D-J Composites rapped by N.L. labour board for attempts to erase seniority during collective bargaining ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 London, Ont., Greyhound bus driver refused work after 65th birthday pg. 8 see Arbitration > pg 8 see 'Borderline' > pg. 7 FOOD PRODUCTION Parmalat Canada Belleville, Ont. (490 food production workers) and Black Diamond Cheese Employees Independent Union Local 555 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 29, 2016, to Feb. 28, 2019. Signed on Feb. 29, 2016. Shift premium: $1 per hour for dual-ticketed (industrial mill- wright/industrial electrician) skilled trades. $0.74 per hour (previously $0.64 per hour) for all hours worked between noon and 5:59 p.m. $0.94 per hour

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