Re Canada Post Corp and CUPW (Blizzard)

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Arbitration Decision

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Union Grievance, Collective Agreement, Off-Duty, Reinstatement, Injury-On-Duty Leave, Rehabilitation


Union grievance alleging breach of the Collective Agreement between the Employer and the Letter Carriers' Union of Canada bearing the expiry date 31-07-89 but kept in force by legislation, and in particular of Articles 9, 10, App. H and all other related articles, in that the Grievor was wrongly placed on off-duty status and advised not to report for work "which had the effect of releasing him from his employment with Canada Post." In the grievance the Union requested an order that the Grievor be granted full redress and be reinstated in his position. At the the hearing the parties, by agreement, narrowed the issues considerably, to the question of whether the Grievor had wrongly been denied injury-on- duty leave pursuant to Article 26.1 and the remedies that would flow from any such breach.


Case summary available at the Sir James Dunn Library via Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries. Full text available online at WestlawEdge Canada (subscription required).