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Arbitration Decision

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Union Grievance, Collective Agreement, Clean, Healthy, Environment, Unsanitary, Responsibility, Obligations


Union grievance alleging breach of the Collective Agreement between the parties bearing the date July 31, 1992, and in particular of Article 33 in that the Employer failed to maintain a clean an healthy working environment. The work area and washrooms were allegedly in an unsanitary condition and garbage bags were allegedly not being changed on a regular basis. The Union requested an order that the Employer recognize its primary responsibility in this area, carry out an investigation in the presence of a Union representative and provide a report to the Union.