Eastern Provincial Airways Ltd v Canadian Air Line Employees Assn

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Arbitration Decision

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Discharge, Misuse, Travel Pass, Airline, Discipline, Suspension, Reinstatement


The grievance involves the discharge of two Employees from an airline company for misusing the travel pass. Employees have the option of reserving seats on flights and paying half the fare or , of flying free using their passes but with no guarantee of seats if the flight is sold out. The first Grievor originally made reservation and cancelled them the morning of the flight after ascertaining there were vacant seats available; then she used her pass. The second Grievor was discharged because his wife allegedly did the same, and the Company held him responsible as she used his pass. The Union considers discharge too severe a penalty in both cases, particularly with regard to the second Grievor, and gave several examples of previous decisions were other forms of discipline were applied. The work record of the Employees, as well as the financial hardship caused by the discharge to the second Grievor, were considered.


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