Arbitrator upholds flu shot requirement

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Description: An arbitrator has ruled that members of the B.C. Health Sciences Association must get a flu shot or wear masks during flu season. Source: CBC Date: 10/24/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-health-care-workers-must-wear-mask-or-have-flu-shot-1.2223888 Related links: CTV story Globe and Mail story Column from the Tyee online magazine Earlier story HSA news release Questions for discussion: Briefly summarize the… Read more »

Union steps up pay equity legal battle against Canada Post

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Description: The Public Service Alliance of Canada is seeking a “charging order” against Canada Post as part of its attempt to collect on a pay equity settlement. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 02/23/2013 Link: http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/02/23/union_seeks_charging_order_against_canada_post_property_over_pay_equity_award.html Related links: Earlier news story Supreme Court of Canada judgment PSAC statement PSAC timeline of the dispute Canada Post pay… Read more »

Hospital can’t ban tattoos, arbitrator rules

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Description: An arbitrator has struck down an Ottawa hospital policy that forced employees to cover up tattoos and piercings. Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: 01/18/2013 Link: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/fashion-beauty/Tattoos+piercings+Ottawa+Hospital+staff+arbitrator+rules/7839060/story.html Related links: Earlier story Arbitrator Lorne Slotnick’s decision (pdf) Prof. David Doorey’s blog The Ottawa Hospital Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4000 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Grievance could take years to settle

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Description: It could take years to settle a grievance filed by the Mine, Mill and Smelter workers union over bonuses the union says are owed to its members by Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury, Ont. Source: The Sudbury Star Date: 04/15/2011 Link: http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3076880 Questions for discussion: What type of grievance is this? What steps would this… Read more »