Policy Grievance, Grievance Procedures, Binding, Atlantic Region, Absenteeism, Expedited Arbitration Procedure
Policy Grievance relating to grievance procedure. Grievance allowed.
At issue here is the binding effect of an arrangement between the parties in the Atlantic region which allows for the "Level 2" hearing in grievances relating to absenteeism to be held at Halifax rather than at the employer's head office. Also at issue was the question of whether the implication of this arrangement is that the union has the option of using the expedited arbitration procedure set out in paras. 13 to 25 of app. "E" to the collective agreement for such grievances.
Re Canada Post Corp and Canadian Union of Postal Workers (1987), 28 LAC (3d) 210,  CLAD No 66 (Can LA) (Arbitrator: Innis Christie).