Associated Freezers of Canada Ltd v Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, Local 1015
Sick Leave, Benefits, Collective Agreements, Lay-Off, Interpretation
The Union, on behalf of the Grievor, requested the payment of sick leave benefits accumulated during a six month period of lay-off.
The grievance fails. In light of the benefit scheme under the Collective Agreement and considering the purposes of sick pay benefits, as well as the wording of all relevant provisions of the Collective Agreement, sick pay benefits do not apply to employees on lay-off.
Associated Freezers of Canada Ltd v Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, Local 1015 (1984), 1984 CanLII 4564 (NSLA) (Arbitrator: Innis Christie).