Re Yarmouth Regional Hospital and CUPE

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Arbitration Decision

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Suspension, Representation, Conduct, Interview, Steward, Discipline


The grievor claims that he was unjustly suspended and denied Union representation. The grievor worked in the housekeeping department at Harbourside Lodge, part of the Employer's hospital. The grievor was interviewed twice on a specific day in relation to the way he conducted himself towards a patient. In the first interview, the grievor and one supervisor were present. In the second, the grievor and two supervisors were present. The grievor asked, at the beginning of the second interview, to be accompanied by his shop steward and he was told by one of the interviewers that there was not time to wait for him and the interview then proceeded without Union representation. Subsequently, the grievor was suspended for two days. The Board was asked to decide these matters as preliminary issues before proceeding with the merits. The Board met on September 24, 1991 and was to meet again on May 27, 1992. On May 21, 1992 the Board was notified that the parties had settled the matter. However, a formal interim award following the hearing on September 24, 1991 was requested.


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