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Arbitration Decision

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Union Grievance, Contracting Out, Collective Agreement, Poly-Party Agreement, Closed Shop, Union Hiring Hall, Seniority


Union Grievance alleging improper contracting out.

The union which is the grievor here is one of 11 unions signatory to the collective agreement with Burrard Yarrows Corporation — Vancouver Division. As an industrial collective agreement this poly-party agreement is somewhat unusual in that it provides for a form of closed shop union security with a role for the union hiring hall. At the same time it makes provision for seniority.