Eastern Provincial Airways Ltd v Canadian Air Line Employees Assn

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Arbitration Decision

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Collective Agreement, Amalgamation, Seniority Rights, Bona Fide, Bargaining Unit


The Union grieved when the Company amalgamated the Halifax City ticket office with the airport passenger check-in counter and offices. This affected the scheduling of employee hours and places of work. The Union alleged that according to the Collective Agreement, the Company could not make such a change without their consent and that in so doing, the Company undercut seniority rights. Alternatively, the Union took the position that if the Company had the unilateral right to amalgamate the locations, it could do so only for bona fide business purposes whereas here the grounds had been disciplinary in nature.


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