Re Canada Post Corp and CUPW (Hughes)

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Arbitration Decision

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Employee Grievances, Special Leave, Denied, Snowstorm, Attempt


A couple working at the post office grieved when denied special leave in the snowstorm of January 4 at Moncton, describing their difficulty in driving four miles. On reaching the Post Office parking lot, in which only a small area was cleared, they returned home rather than risk the car. The supervisor, who had come twelve miles, noted that other employees had reached the lot and reported in, receiving leave (full pay) for making the attempt. Evidence showed 52 cm of snow and great difficulty in driving; the condition of public transport at the time is unknown. Several other employees were granted leave.


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