Canadian Labour Reporter

October 23, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 23, 2017 Toronto grocery warehouse worker fired after theft of chocolate bar worth $2.49 A GROCERY selector was terminated after secu- rity footage showed he ate one chocolate bar from a damaged box without management approval. Joe Raimondo, who had worked at the West Mall Grocery Distribution Centre in Toronto since 2004, had no disciplinary infractions on his record, but on Jan. 28, 2017, new security cameras were installed at the Metro Ontario warehouse. The employer had suspected aisle 42 — where confectionary items were stored in the 874,000-square-foot facility — was an area worth watching due to potential employee theft. On Feb. 1, Metro management observed suspi- cious activity by Raimondo and other employees in aisle 42. Ken Hann, manager of West Mall grocery op- erations, met with Raimondo on Feb. 7 and he asked him if he had ever "taken product from the facility." Raimondo said he didn't take anything out, TRANSPORTATION Clarke Transport Winnipeg (11 warehouse workers) and Unifor, Local 4209 Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2017, to May 31, 2021. Signed on July 6, 2017. Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for all work between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Paid holidays: 10 days, plus additional floating holiday to be taken between Dec. 24 and Jan. 7 of each year. Photo: West Mall Grocery Distribution Centre ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Tentative deal reached Ontario hospital workers have agreed to extend current contract for three more years until 2022: OPSEU Advance Wire Products — British Columbia pg. 3 University of Alberta — Alberta pg. 4 Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society — British Columbia pg. 5 Community Living Kingston and District — Ontario pg. 5 Construction Labour Relations Association of Manitoba — Manitoba pg. 6 Brandon University — Manitoba pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Surrey, B.C., caretaker's union duties prevented promotion WHEN A caretaker working for the Surrey, B.C., school district applied for a position as a trades helper on the filter crew, his ap- plication was denied because too much of his time was spent at- tending to union business. Eric Jaworski had worked for the employer since 1989 and was a head caretaker. He heard about the open position and believed he would be qualified to become part of a two-person crew responsible for changing filters at 133 differ- see Worker > pg. 8

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