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June 12, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian June 12, 2017 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Corporation of the City of Vaughan Vaughan, Ont. (220 inside, outside workers) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 905.20 Renewal agreement: Effect- ive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2020. Signed on June 28, 2016. Shift premium: $0.95 per hour (previously $0.85 per hour) for work between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. $1.05 per hour (previously $0.95 per hour) for work be- tween 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. Crew leader: $1 per hour. Paid holidays: 11 days (pre- viously 10 days), plus 1 floater day. Last days before Christmas Day and New Year's Day will be considered half-holidays with pay. Vacations with pay: 80 hours to start, 120 hours after 3 years, 160 hours after 8 years, 200 hours after 14 years, 208 hours Food factory worker fired after too many smoke breaks A CLEANER was terminated for improperly opening exterior doors during multiple cigarette breaks when he was discovered taking too much downtime dur- ing his overnight shift at a factory of a food manufacturer. The worker, identified as "D.B.," was dismissed on June 23, 2016, after another employee noticed some discrepancies on the com- pany access card records. They showed him exiting the premises, but not re-entering using his pass card. An investigation of the security videotapes showed D.B. would of- ten prop open the doors to take a smoke break and on one occasion he urinated outside the company's door, which was in full view of the public. (The company and the union agreed not to disclose the compa- ny's name due to its reputation as a "manufacturer of food products sold in provincial, interprovincial, and international markets"). Case reconsidered after worker fired for hiding medical marijuana use IBEW appeals ruling to Supreme Court BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A NEWFOUNDLAND and Labrador worker who was fired for failing to disclose his use of med- ical marijuana is having his case sent back to arbi- tration for reconsideration on whether there was sufficient cause for dismissal. Brandon Uprichard, 37, was hired by Valard Construction — a utility contractor based in Edmonton — in April 2015 to be a structural as- sembler for the transmission line of the Lower Churchill Project, also known as the Muskrat Falls Project, in Labrador. Uprichard had worked pre- viously on transmission line projects for Valard in Alberta and British Columbia. ARBITRATION AWARDS Horizon Air Industries — British Columbia pg. 3 Brandon University — Manitoba pg. 4 Altalink — Alberta pg. 4 Children's Aid Society of the Niagara Region — Ontario pg. 5 Inland Concrete — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Thomas Morris (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Union slams school hiring SGEU says Saskatchewan Polytechnic shouldn't hire more managers while laying off support staff ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Female bus driver dismissed after 'inappropriate' sexual behaviour pg. 6 see Arbitrator > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

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