Canadian Labour Reporter

May 28, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian May 28, 2018 Water-meter mechanics grieve job description language DUE TO changing technology and practices regarding mainte- nance of water meters in the city of Vancouver, three employees re- quested their jobs be reclassified and they get paid more per hour. Ken Pinder, Nick Botsis and Ed McKeown worked in a trades 1 (water-meter mechanic) position and were paid $31.72 per hour, but on Sept. 15, 2014, the union, Can- adian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1004 requested a review of the job descriptions. ELECTRICITY PROVIDER FortisAlberta Calgary (950 administrative, IT, field power workers) and the United Utility Workers' Association of Canada (UUWA) Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. Ratified on Feb. 2, 2018. Signed on Dec. 13, 2017. Wage adjustments: Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 1.5% Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2.25% Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2.75% Saskatchewan transit company closure breaches labour code: Arbitrator Union sought $500,000 in punitive damages AFTER THE provincial government announced a closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) in 2017, it didn't provide 16 weeks of notice to its employees, ruled an arbitra- tor. On March 22, 2017, during the provincial budget speech, the government said all operations would cease by May 31, 2017. However, not all employees were terminated on that day, as STC needed extra time to wind down its operations. Some workers were provided the option to bump other employees, but instead re- signed. A total of 95 employees were laid off because of the shutdown. Photo: svershinsky (Shutterstock) ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 7 2 0 1 7 READERS' LABOUR RELATIONS TRAINING PROVIDERS CHOICE Labour Arbitration Skills, June 3-7, 2018: Kingston Learning the Advocate's Ar t & Science of Building & Presenting Winning Arbitration Cases Labour Relations Foundations, May 28 - June 1, 2018: Vic toria Laying the Groundwork for Excellence in Union-Management Relations see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Argreement reached Quinte Humane Society workers in Belleville, Ont., sign deal with raises, shift protections, more sick days Canadian Commercial Corporation — Ontario pg. Town of Picture Butte — Alberta pg. 5 Sapa Canada — Ontario pg. 5 Saint John Construction Association — New Brunswick pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see More precise > pg. 7

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