Re Eastern Provincial Airways (1963) Ltd and Canadian Airline Employees' Association

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Arbitration Decision

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Grievance Procedure, Time-Limits, Suspension, Letter, Collective Agreement, Appeal


The grievor received a letter on Sept. 7, 1979 advising her that she had been suspended for two days for allegedly having delayed a flight because she overslept. The grievance in respect of the suspension was mailed on Sept. 29, 1979, and received by the employer on Sept. 26, 1979. The employer raised a preliminary objection, arguing that the grievance was untimely. The collective agreement provided that an employee who was disciplined or discharged may appeal to the Director of Industrial Relations, in writing, within 10 days following the day the employee received the advice of discipline or discharge. The union submitted the provision was directory rather than mandatory.


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