The arbitrator concluded that there was no breach of the collective agreement. He then considered whether the dismissals constituted discrimination under the B.C. Human Rights Code. In reviewing the evidence, the arbitrator stated that: Eric, Kaitlyn and Lilia Wiebe, of Enderby, share their story for Grant A Wish Day “We are facing unprecedented times and facing very difficult decisions,” said Mayor Jack Froese. We all hope that this pandemic will be over as soon as possible, so that we can get our employees back to work and get back to work as usual. Recreational workers provide health, fitness and wellness services to residents of the Township of Langley. These include personal trainers; Group fitness, water and yoga instructors; Cultural professionals who offer programming programs to the community at the Langley Centennial Museum; water teachers and advanced water masters who train lifeguards, swimming instructors and first aid. One author of the letter defies MP Tamara Jansen after using the term for the small municipality of Timms Community Centre, which was closed on Tuesday, March 17 due to concerns about the coronary virus. Rec Center contract workers cannot work because of the closures. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times) CUPE 403 is now welcoming 147 new members after a successful vote in the labour office. Recreational and cultural workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of participation in the CUPE by a postal vote.
Packaging suppliers are still finding environmentally friendly and affordable packaging options, in line with the requirements of the Cannabis Regulation, Sara Manchester, Chair of COMMISSION 403 on Cannabis, that the admission of these workers to CUPE during a pandemic required innovative ways to reach and engage them while following the guidelines of the Provincial Public Health Authority. In the community, critical employees remain in the workplace in roles that maintain water, sewers and other essential services. These staff include, among others, fitness teachers and recreation program directors. Contract workers who are not called include recreational workers, animators, cashiers, managers, space wardens and lifeguards. But most of the layoffs took place in the leisure department. Rec centres throughout the region have been closed since mid-March. Langley City has not yet fired any of its permanent employees. Langley Township is the last municipality in B.C. “We have not laid off regular staff, but we are assessing the situation during the pandemic,” said Samantha Paulson, Communications Manager for the City of Langley.