Re Canada Post Corp and CUPW (Williams)

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Arbitration Decision

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Special Leave, Hospital Appointment, Rotating Day, Winter Storm, Collective Agreement


The Grievor was refused special leave for March 6, to drive his child from Moncton to a hospital appointment in Halifax the next day. He had arranged for his rotating day off on the 7th, but left on the 6th when heavy snow was forecast; 24 cm in fact fell on the 7th. The Post Office representative argued that it was irresponsible to arrange only one morning to drive in a period of winter storms; that it was a gamble only the Employer could lose; and that the Collective Agreement allowed special leave only when employees are "prevented" from reporting for work.


Summary available only on CanLii. Case summary available at the Sir James Dunn Library via Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries.