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October 30, 2017

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian October 30, 2017 Leader, Sask., insurance worker fired after accessing two coworkers' emails Felt other employees were gossiping about husband's behaviour A CUSTOMER service representative (CSR) said she discovered an email printout in a recycling bin, and she believed her coworkers were making disparaging comments about her. Irene Bergen had worked at Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) since 1995, when on Jan. 4, 2016, she said she discovered a printed email message between Luanne Todd, manager of the Leader, Sask., office and Lana Watts, another CSR. The series of messages took umbrage with Ber- gen's husband, who had previously used the SCIC photocopier. After Bergen read the email string, she became upset and wanted to discuss with Watts why it had OIL AND GAS ATCO Gas Edmonton (990 gas plant technicians) and the Natural Gas Employees' Association (NGEA) Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2018. Ratified on Dec. 8, 2016. Signed on Jan. 1, 2017. Shift premium: $2.40 per hour when working between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m. Effective 2018: $2.44 per hour. $1.46 per hour for Photo: CandyBox Images (Shutterstock) ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 CapsCanada contract Workers at the Ontario medical- capsule manufacturer agree to first collective agreement after ratification Saint John Construction Association — New Brunswick pg. 3 Armtec — British Columbia pg. 3 Grace Villa Nursing Home — Ontario pg. 4 Black Mountain Irrigation District — British Columbia pg. 5 The City of Lacombe — Alberta pg. 5 Dr. Bernstein Clinics (Post Road Health and Diet Incorporated) — British Columbia pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Hospital worker in Whitby, Ont., denied experience credit WHEN SHE was promoted to be a vocational rehabilitation coun- sellor (VRC) at a Whitby, Ont., psychiatric hospital, Lauren No- vak was denied higher compensa- tion for an experience credit. Novak was hired by the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as a vocational instruc- tor in March 2014. At the time, she didn't feel like she deserved the ex- perience credit, so she didn't make an application for it to be recog- nized as a part of her pay package. see Employees > pg. 7

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