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Arbitration Decision

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Employee Grievance, Improper Demotion, Discipline, Management Rights


Employee Grievance alleging improper demotion. Only the portions of the award dealing with a preliminary objection are published.

Preliminary objection:

On a preliminary objection Mr. Williamson argued that there was no basis under the collective agreement upon which this board of arbitration could interfere with the company's decision to demote the grievor for lack of skill and ability. Article 3, it was argued, puts the matter entirely in the hands of the company.