Canadian Labour Reporter

February 26, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian February 26, 2018 Brandon, Man., facility worker dismissed after too many sick days AFTER TAKING more than a month off due to liver ailments, an employee at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Man., was terminat- ed. "You have been off sick since Feb. 9, 2017; this adds up to 36 working days off in a row. I have not seen or received a sick note from you. You were also told you need to call into work when your (sic) off sick," said a March 30 let- ter handed to Angela Campbell. Campbell had worked for the EDUCATION Carleton University Ottawa (750 academic positions) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4600, Unit 2 Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2019. Signed on March 23, 2017. Paid holidays: 11 days. Medical benefits: Employer pays 35% of premiums, employ- ee pays 35% of premiums. Dental: Employer pays 35% of Edmonton refinery employee fired for leaving post without ensuring relief 'Less than forthcoming' worker attitude cited Despite a shift not being filled for a safety-sen- sitive position at the Imperial Oil Strathcona refinery in Edmonton, a process operator left the site and went home. Kevin Zaplotinsky had worked for the employ- er since 2012, when on April 23, 2017, he was seen leaving his post: "You were observed leaving your assigned work area while holding the alky 1 post without being relieved by an employee assigned to the same operations on the succeeding shift. Al- ternate arrangements were not agreed to by your supervisor. This constitutes a repeated violation of CBA article 7.07," said Zaplotinsky's May 9 ter- mination letter. The letter also documented two other in- cidents in which Zaplotinsky was disciplined Photo: Bruce Raynor (Shutterstock) ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg. 8 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Union testimony Unifor warns of ' dangerous precedent' if government allows workplace surveillance in new transport law St. John's International Airport Authority — Newfoundland and Labrador pg. 3 Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia — British Columbia pg. 4 Government of Canada — British Columbia pg. 4 Mayfair Care Centre — Alberta pg. 6 Integram Windsor Seating — Ontario pg. 7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Employer > pg. 8

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