Canadian Labour Reporter

July 2, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian PACKAGING/WAREHOUSING Veritiv Calgary (51 drivers, warehouse workers) and Unifor, Local 539 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2018, to Jan. 31, 2021. Ratified on Feb. 7, 2018. Signed on Feb. 1, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective Feb. 1, 2018: $1,000 lump sum Effective Feb. 1, 2019: 2% Effective Feb. 1, 2020: 2% Shift premium: $0.35 cent per Air Canada Rouge flight attendants grieve after meal allowance denied AFTER IT realized that flight attendants for Air Canada's dis- count arm, Rouge, were not able to claim a meal allowance during training hours, the union grieved the practice. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) argued in a grievance filed May 3, 2017, that mandatory training courses put on by the employer constituted employees being "on-duty" as per the collective agreement. "Meals will be provided or meal City of Calgary roads worker dismissed after making numerous racial comments 'Most racist person I have worked with': Coworker AFTER A worker in Calgary's roads department said that people who believe in God were idiots, he was terminated. Daniel Swainston was employed in the roads labour pool as a driver/operator labourer from 2008, after a stint as a driver starting in 2005. On Aug. 19, 2016, Joe Parratino complained to management that Swainston's comment about his religious beliefs were hurtful and insensitive. When Swainston said, "God is stupid" to Par- ratino, he said it was the last straw and that Swain- ston had made similar comments in the past. After the employer conducted a series of inter- views, Swainston was suspended on Aug. 25. Af- ter more interviews, Swainston's employment was July 2, 2018 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 7 see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Quebec drivers deal New five-year contract 'major victory' for RTL bus workers, members of public in Longueuil, Que.: CUPE Cardinal Couriers — Ontario pg. 3 Ridge Country Housing — Alberta pg. 4 Pepsico Beverages Canada — New Brunswick pg. 4 Edmonton Immigrant Services Association — Alberta pg. 5 GardaWorld — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Non-payments > pg. 7 Photo: Leonard Zhukovsky (Shutterstock) 2 0 1 8 READERS' LABOUR RELATIONS TRAINING CHOICE Managing Unionized Environments, Oc t. 2-4, 2018: S ask atoon Living the Collective Agreement Labour Relations Foundations, S ep. 23-28, 2018: Kingston Laying the Groundwork for Excellence in Union-Management Relations

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