Canadian Labour Reporter

July 24, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian July 24, 2017 TRANSPORTATION Coast Mountain Bus Company Vancouver (4,700 operations, maintenance employees) and Unifor Local 111, Local 2200 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on July 15, 2016. Shift premium: First aid: $0.21 per hour for level 2; $0.24 per hour for level 3. $0.90 per hour (previously $0.75 per hour) for all hours worked after 8 p.m. Effective December 2017 sheet: $1.05 per hour. Shops, garages: $1.55 per hour for afternoon shift; $1.65 per hour for night shift. Spray painting: $0.25 per hour facilities maintenance employees when spray painting. Sanitation: Employees cleaning buses shall receive a premium equal to 50% of straight-time Calgary worker grieves loss of accommodation A SERIES of injuries left an Al- berta chicken processing plant worker unable to climb more than five steps at a time. To accommo- date her, the employer allowed the woman to use the office lunch- room — instead of the employee lunchroom — because it was on a lower level in the plant. Shukri Mohamud was hired by Sofina Foods in 2010 as a packag- ing worker. From October 2014 to January 2015, Mohamud suffered four in- juries at the plant, including being involved in a car accident in the parking lot when the car she was in was hit by another car as she was being driven back to the office from a physiotherapy appoint- ment. Mohamud was at first slot- ted into a temporary position performing kidney and carcass checks. On April 3, 2015, she provided a functional abilities form — filled out by her family doctor — that Canadian National Railway worker fired for safety violation, not disability No evidence that company failed in its duty to accommodate BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ARBITRATOR has upheld the termination of a Canadian National Railway worker who was fired for using his cellphone while working, despite his claim that he needed to have the phone with him at all times for medical reasons. The worker was an intermodal equipment op- erator for Canadian National Railway at the rail- way's Brampton, Ont., intermodal terminal. His job involved loading heavy containers on and off trains and trucks, as well as moving such contain- ers to storage areas. The Brampton terminal had a policy on per- sonal communication devices that prohibited Photo: Kevin Norris (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Strike authorized Workers at Rio Tinto in B.C. vote 99.5 per cent in favour of walking out if deal not reached with management ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employee > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 ARBITRATION AWARDS ArcelorMittal Montreal Hamilton East — Ontario pg. 4 Manitoba Hydro — Manitoba pg. 4 Government of New Brunswick — New Brunswick pg. 5 Westin Harbour Castle — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Moncton professor grieves after workload reduction request denied pg. 8

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