Canadian Labour Reporter

July 3, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian July 3, 2017 Bell Canada technician's moving expenses denied WHEN a long-time employee's office was moved from London, Ont., to Mississauga, Ont., he re- quested the company help him cover the increased costs of living in a different city. Bruce Verge began working at Bell Canada in 1998. In 2013, the director of service operations ad- vised all 15 employees working at the London office "there was no way that he could guarantee that the office was going to stay open." On Jan. 23, 2014, the company advised all workers they had to choose between accepting sever- ance, retiring or moving to one of the company's locations in Missis- sauga or Toronto. Verge was the only employee who accepted a move to another location. Ghada Sharkawy, senior con- sultant in Bell's human resources department, sent an email to the union Jan. 16, and attached a link to the company's relocation as- sistance page located on Bell CUPE wins appeal after tribunal finds no evidence of dangerous contaminants Air Canada ordered to notify employees of health hazard BY JEFFREY R. SMITH THE Federal Court has overturned a health and safety tribunal's findings that Air Canada flight crew members didn't have a legitimate reason to refuse work over strange smells on aircraft caused by leaking oil and other fluids. On June 23, 2011, an Air Canada plane was scheduled to fly from Edmonton to Vancouver, and then from Vancouver to Toronto. The service director on the plane for both flights was Francis- co Diaz Delgado and he was accompanied by two flight attendants on each flight. Shortly after takeoff of the Edmonton to Van- couver flight, Diaz Delgado noticed a smell that ARBITRATION AWARDS Horizon School Division No. 67 — Alberta pg. 3 Corporation of the City of Peterborough — Ontario pg. 3 The Salvation Army Addictions & Residential Centre — Alberta pg. 4 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre — Yukon pg. 5 Rodmen Employer Bargaining Agency — Ontario pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Lester Balajadia (Shutterstock) pg. 2 New OPSEU members Fifty-eight employees at non- profit Four Villages health centre in Toronto agree to join public sector union ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS British Columbia sawmill worker terminated for ongoing insubordination pg. 6 see Contradictory > pg. 7 AUTO MANUFACTURING Oakgroup Automotive Corporation Mississauga, Ont. (150 manufacturing workers) and Teamsters Canada Local 879 Renewal agreement: Effective Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2021. Signed on Feb. 9, 2017. Paid holidays: 9 days. Employ- ees will be paid time and one- half for working on Family Day. Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 10% after 10 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked after 44 hours per week. Medical benefits: Employer will pay coverage for Teamsters' Local 879 Health and Welfare Plan. Dental: Basic/preventative: 80% coverage; routine and ma- jor: $2,000 per year. Endodon- see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 6

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