Canadian Labour Reporter

May 29, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian May 29, 2017 TRANSPORTATION London Transit Commission London, Ont. (440 maintenance, transit operators) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 741 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on Nov. 30, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective April 2016: 2% Effective April 2017: 2% Effective April 2018: 2% Shift premium: 1.25 times for all work on Sunday. $0.75 per hour for conducting class- room instruction for defensive driving. $0.20 per hour for mechanic instructing other mechanics on bench work only. $0.25 per hour for any fleet & facilities instruction for filling vacancies due to sickness. $0.35 per hour for licenced journey- man instructing or supervising apprentice. $0.75 per hour for inspectors, dispatchers, ticket clerks training in own clas- sifications. $0.50 per hour for dispatcher shifts beginning Calgary blood services nurse fired for not following script WHEN SHE was observed devi- ating from written questions to potential blood donors, a Calgary nurse was fired. Sharon Johnston began work- ing for Canadian Blood Services (CBS) in 1999 as a registered nurse in the organization's Leth- bridge, Alta., office before being transferred to Calgary in 2013. Her job was as a donor screener, which meant she asked written questions in an effort to prop- erly vet people who wished to give blood. But during job evaluation ob- servations on Dec. 5 and 10, 2013, Sherie Lartner, also a registered nurse tasked with making a judge- ment on Johnston's routine, she was found to be unsatisfactory when she omitted certain ques- tions and paraphrased others. Johnston also didn't follow standard operating procedure when she neglected to consult the donor selection criteria manual when she received an affirmative Saskatchewan worker's dismissal unfair labour practice: Board Discipline skipped when worker got involved in union organizing drive BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A SASKATCHEWAN worker has been rein- stated after the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board found that his dismissal was related to his union organizing efforts more than his disciplin- ary record. Grant Goerzen was hired in April 2013 by the City of Warman to be a public works equipment operator. Less than one year later, Goerzen was hauling snow with a dump truck when he drove out of the snow dump with his box raised, pulling down a telephone line. The city gave him a verbal reprimand. ARBITRATION AWARDS Strathcona Mechanical — Alberta pg. 3 Dynamex Canada — British Columbia pg. 4 Canadian Museum of History — Quebec pg. 5 Comfort Cab — Saskatchewan pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Howard Sandler (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Pot workers unionize Canna Clinic believed to be first medical marijuana dispensary to join union: Unifor ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 St. John's mechanic blocked from transfer back to bargaining unit pg. 6 see Arbitration > pg 6 see Admonishment > pg. 7

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