Maritime Telegraph & Telephone Co Ltd v International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1030

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Arbitration Decision

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Transfer, Classification, Rate, Collective Agreement, Discretionary Rights


The Grievor transferred from her job as telephone operator to that of mail car chauffeur. She was started at a rate mid-way in the classification in accordance with the Company policy of not starting an employee at a wage lower than what they received in a previous job. Her grievance is that she should have started at a higher rate due to her 8 years experience with the Company, some of which could be applied in her new job, and the Company erred by not giving this consideration. The Company argues the Collective Agreement gives it discretionary rights when assigning starting rates, and the Grievor was treated fairly.


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