Canadian Labour Reporter

January 29, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian January 29, 2018 Alberta head rate not paid despite agreement wording A $1-PER-HOUR premium for head employees was not consid- ered by an employer to be part of the overall wage rate, despite it being listed in the wage-rates sec- tion of the collective agreement. Employees at an Alberta Sun- cor oilsands site known as Fort Hills, north of Fort McMurray, were not paid a head premium correctly, leading to a grievance by the union, Unite Here, Local 47. Ian Robb, president of the POLICE City of Lacombe Lacombe, Alta. (18 police officers) and the Lacombe Police Association Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. Ratified on Oct. 2, 2017. Signed on Oct. 2, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 1% Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1.75% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.75% Shift premium: $1 per hour for each hour worked between 6 Newfoundland and Labrador painter alleged employer fired him via layoff Worker disciplined by dismissal: Arbitrator A JOURNEYMAN painter was laid off after a misunderstanding about a cleaning job, despite a clear need for more workers on the job. David Stewart had worked for Wood Group- Cahill, a contractor on the Hebron Project Em- ployers' Association 350 kilometres southeast of St. John's, when on Sept. 6, 2016, he was informed that he was laid off. Stewart had worked on the site since April 19. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), Local 1984 grieved the decision and argued it was an unjust dismissal. The situation first started when Stewart and Jeffrey Shaw were assigned a painting job during the 7 a.m. pre-shift meeting. They went directly to the helideck and noticed some water had to Photo: ggw (Shutterstock) ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Marriott workers move Employees at two Toronto hotels signed membership cards which will see them leave Unite Here and join Unifor Cancrew Enterprises — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 3 The Villa Care Centre (Nursing Home) — Ontario pg. 4 Building Products of Canada — Alberta pg. 4 Clyde River Housing Association — Northwest Territories pg. 5 Ina Grafton Gage Home — Ontario pg. 6 University of Ontario Institute of Technology — Ontario pg. 7 Compass Group Canada (Eurest Dining Services) — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employer > pg. 8

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