Canadian Labour Reporter

June 5, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian June 5, 2017 CULTURAL INDUSTRIES Bell Canada Multiprovince (5,160 sales, service occupations) and Unifor Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 23, 2017, to Nov. 30, 2020. Signed on March 31, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective Dec. 1, 2016: 1.75% Effective Dec. 1, 2017: 1.75% Effective Dec. 1, 2018: 2% Effective Dec. 1, 2019: 2% Shift premium: $4.35 per hour for shifts that start or end between 12:01 a.m. and 5:59 a.m. One-quarter time extra for Peat moss plant worker fired after not responding to recall A SEASONAL worker at a peat moss factory was terminated from his position after he didn't respond to repeated requests via phone and registered mail to re- turn to work in the winter. Leroy Savage worked at Les Tourbières Berger in New Bruns- wick as a gofer since 2011. His main duties at the plant were to test the soil conditioner as it moved through processing ma- chines. Savage usually worked from Late shift not weekend work deserving of premium: Arbitrator Hospital's Friday shift not extended-tour shift BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO arbitrator has denied a grievance demanding a new late-Friday shift similar to that in other units be counted as weekend work for part-time nurses in a specific hospital unit. Pembroke Regional Hospital in Pembroke, Ont., had a collective agreement with the Ontario Nurses' Union (ONA) with an hours-of-work provision that outlined regular shifts of seven- and-a-half hours plus a 30-minute meal break. The agreement also allowed for "extended tours" of 11.25 hours if nurses in the individual units voted for it. The collective agreement also stipulated ARBITRATION AWARDS Air Inuit — Multiprovince pg. 3 Cott Beverages Canada — Alberta pg. 4 Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation — Manitoba pg. 5 Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Loomis workers ratify deal Agreement provides 10 per cent wage hikes; pension boost; eliminates contracting out work: Unifor ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS British Columbia furnace operator fired after dangerous incident pg. 6 see 'Blurry' > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

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