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Arbitration Decision

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Employee Grievances, Collective Agreement, Collective Agreement, Special Leave, Sick Leave, Dental Appointments


Employee grievances alleging that the Employer violated Article 21 or Article 20 of the Collective Agreement between the parties relating to the Postal Operations Group (Non-Supervisory): Internal Mail Processing and Complementary Postal Services, Code: 608/81, which expired September 30, 1986, but which remains in effect by virtue of the Canada Labour Code, and in particular of Article 21.03 in that the Employer unreasonably withheld special leave, or, alternatively, Article 20 in that the Employer refused to allow sick leave. The Union requests that the grievor be paid for three hours and twenty minutes of special leave, or, alternatively, that he be allowed to apply for sick leave for the periods in question.


Case summary available at the Sir James Dunn Library via Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries.