Dartmouth (City of) v Police Assn of Nova Scotia (PANS), Local 101

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Arbitration Decision

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Collective Agreement, Job Descriptions, Special Rate, Past Practice, Ambiguity, Classification


The Collective Agreement specifies there is to be a two man canine section but does not include job descriptions. Due to the expense the Employer did not fill a vacancy in the section until a grievance was filed. The Employer filled the position and paid the constable the special rate but did not provide any training equipment or a dog. The Union grieves this arguing past practice ought to be used to resolve the latent ambiguity in classification. The Employer argues it has fulfilled all obligations under the Agreement.


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