Canadian Labour Reporter

October 9, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 9, 2017 CULTURAL INDUSTRIES Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa (140 museum, office employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Local 70395 Renewal agreement: Effective June 16, 2014, to June 15, 2018. Signed on May 16, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective June 16, 2014: 1% Effective June 16, 2015: 1% Effective June 16, 2016: 1% Effective June 16, 2017: 1% Christmas decoration removal causes Edmonton clerk to berate coworker Verbal abuse valid reason to impose discipline, despite record: Arbitrator WHEN AN Edmonton hospital worker realized Christmas decorations were being moved to an- other floor, she made a nasty comment to the co- worker charged with organizing the effort. Louise Cummings worked at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton as a unit clerk in the medical outpatient unit. On Dec. 7, 2015, she noticed Christmas decorations were scheduled to be moved to another floor. The unit was about to undergo an expansion and Tania Weiss, accom- modation planner at Alberta Health Service, was overseeing the project. Cummings approached Weiss and some mov- ers and accused them of ruining Christmas by re- moving the decorations from the unit. Photo: Shidlovski (Shutterstock) ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 School administrator objects after union leave denied DESPITE BEING granted leave in the past from her regular job at a Saskatoon school, a school ad- ministrator was suddenly turned down for a leave to work for the union. Raylene Stromberg worked 18 years at Greater Saskatoon Catho- lic Schools (GSCS) when Mary Ellen Gennutt, administrative as- sistant with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Lo- cal 2268, wrote a letter requesting Stromberg "take a leave of absence see Leaves > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Lab workers strike Employees at Medical Laboratories of Windsor, Ont., walk out after talks break down over contracting out Aramark Canada (UBC Okanagan Campus) — British Columbia pg. 3 Radisson President Hotel & Suites — British Columbia pg. 4 Aurora Resthaven — Ontario pg. 4 Attridge Coach Lines — Ontario pg. 5 The City of Lethbridge — Alberta pg. 5 Kiewit Construction Canada — Alberta pg. 6 City of Calgary — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

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