Canadian Labour Reporter

February 12, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian February 12, 2018 Employer didn't go far enough to accommodate Calgary pharmacist WHEN AN employer changed its schedule to become a 24-7 opera- tion, it neglected to fully accom- modate an employee who couldn't work nights, ruled an arbitrator. Lijun Wang, pharmacy techni- cian at the Foothills Medical Cen- tre (FMC) in Calgary, had worked with the employer, Alberta Health Services, since 2002. But on April 1, 2015, management switched workers' schedules to account for round-the-clock coverage at the hospital's busy pharmacy. TRANSPORTATION Canpar Transport Multiprovince (1,360 owner-operators, warehouse workers) and the United Steelworkers (USW), TC Local 1976 Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2017, to Oct. 31, 2020. Signed on Aug. 3, 2017. Shift premium: $1 per hour to any employee awarded float- driver position. $0.50 per hour for employees whose regularly assigned shifts begin between 2 'Chest bump' leads to worker's firing from Nova Scotia poultry processor Incident latest in series of escalating bad behaviour AFTER BEING talked to by his supervisor for slacking off while on the job, a sanitation worker at a Berwick, N.S., poultry plant aggressively con- fronted him. Greg Bezanson had worked for Eden Valley Poultry since 2012, when on Feb. 1, 2016, he was supposed to meet with Keith Keeping, sanitation supervisor, to discuss recent attendance prob- lems. However, Bezanson refused to attend the meet- ing because he felt that Pat Macdonald, shop steward and lead hand responsible for directing Bezanson, "was picking on him," according to Keeping. As a result of the insubordination, Bezanson was told to leave the site immediately and serve a Photo: Google Street View ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Talks break down Mediation not enough to help Ontario nurses' union, hospital association agree on terms of new agreement The Town of Three Hills — Alberta pg. 3 Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Guild of Ontario — Ontario pg. 4 Ceva Logistics Canada — Ontario pg. 5 Grant MacEwan University — Alberta pg. 6 National Gallery of Canada — Ontario pg. 6 Maison Senior Living — Alberta pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Single > pg. 8

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