Re Air Nova Inc and CALPA

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Arbitration Decision

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Pilot, Discharge, Incompetence, Withdrawal, Objection, Check Ride, Jurisdiction


This is a supplementary award. The grievor, an airline pilot, was dismissed for incompetence based on his employment record and the fact that he failed two standard Transport Canada check rides in a flight simulator. The grievor claimed that he was ill at the time of the first test. In the initial award the arbitrator concluded that the grievor was entitled to a second re-ride. Again the grievor failed the check-ride. The grievor objected to the use of a particular person to operate the simulator. The arbitrator had retained jurisdiction to deal with issues arising out of this new check ride.


Summary available on CanLii and at the Sir James Dunn Law Library via Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries. Full text available online at WestlawEdge Canada (subscription required).