Canadian Labour Reporter

August 21, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian August 21, 2017 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION City of Greater Sudbury Greater Sudbury/Grand Sudbury, Ont. (900 inside (office, clerical, technical, leisure programming, transit operations, library, heritage, paramedical) workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4705 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on April 7, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2016: 1% Effective April 1, 2017: 1.35% Employer ordered to reinstate employee despite years of absences Woman suffered from depression, required accommodation BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A NEWFOUNDLAND and Labrador govern- ment department must get updated medical infor- mation and investigate accommodation options after it dismissed a worker for excessive absentee- ism over several years. The worker was a client services officer in the Department of Advanced Education and Skills with the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government. Her job duties included work done through email and telephone. The worker came to management's attention in 2008 due to a number of absences. The govern- ment's integrated disability manager met with the Photo: Google Street View ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Depression > pg. 7 Nova Scotia worker required to use paid holidays for day off AFTER TAKING one day off to attend a wedding, a worker in a food packaging company in Hantsport, N.S., was surprised to find one of his holiday days was used by the employer for the time off. Mike Shiers was a Leotech operator at Canadian Keyes Fi- bre (CKF) when he filled out a request-for-leave form for July 18, 2015. He had arranged with another worker, Patti Sanford, to cover his shift on the specialized see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 ARBITRATION AWARDS Canada Cartage System (Whitehorse) — Yukon pg. 3 Rykka Care Centre — Ontario pg. 4 Canadian Oilsands Construction — Alberta pg. 5 British Columbia Rapid Transit — British Columbia pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 Fairmont deal ratified After voting 97 per cent for strike, workers at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver approve new three-year agreement Newfoundland and Labrador oil worker fired for refusing drug test pg. 8

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