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Arbitration Decision

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Grievance, Collective Agreement, Separation, Jurisdiction, Objection, Voluntary


Preliminary award concerning arbitrability. Preliminary objection upheld in part.

Union grievance alleging breach of the collective agreement between the parties for the periods November 1 (plant workers), November 15 (operator services) and December 27 (clerical workers), 1992 to October 28, 1995, which counsel agreed was to govern this matter, in that the employer's voluntary separation offer effective May 31, 1994, was unfair and unreasonable and discrimi­nated on the basis of sex, contrary to arts. 2.1 and 4.3. Counsel for the employer made a preliminary objection to my jurisdiction to deal with the voluntary separation offer on either of those grounds.