Employee Grievance, Interpretation, Lay-Off, Collective Agreement
Employee Grievance alleging improper lay-off.
A statement of the facts upon which this grievance arose has been agreed to by the parties.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on October 5, 1967, a power interruption cut off the supply of water to a portion of the company's Brockville plant and the company was informed that this situation was not likely to be corrected before morning. The company therefore, at 6 p.m. on October 5, 1967, sent home four tuber operators whose machines were affected by reduced air pressure. These operators were the grievors John Link, W. Skelton, James Donaghue and Karl Frohle. At 8 p.m. on the same day, because the work on the sparkers and winders came from the machines of the four employees mentioned, five other employees, three sparker operators, one winder operator and one clerk were sent home.
Re Int'l Union of Electrical Workers, Local 510, and Phillips Cables Ltd (1968), 19 LAC 185, 1968 CanLII 1200 (Can LA) (Arbitrators: Innis Christie, DM Storey, JJ Cowan).