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Arbitration Decision

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Employee Grievance, Unjust Suspension, Conflict of Interest, Department of Highways


The Deputy Minister's letter of July 5th appears to specify as bases for the discipline here in issue:

  1. that the grievor's consulting work with the developer was contrary to the chief engineer's memorandum of February 28, 1977;
  2. that accepting employment which led to (public) criticism of departmental policies and fellow employees involved "a conflict of interest"; and
  3. that the grievor's letter of February 8th constituted public criticism of department policies.