Document Type

Arbitration Decision

Publication Date



Part-Time, Berwick, Suspension, Harassment, Human Rights, Discipline


The Grievor was Part-time Assistant in the Post Office at Berwick, Nova Scotia. The grievance alleges that he was suspended without cause. The Union claims that the discipline is unjustified, discriminatory, and not in accordance with notice requirements and time limits in the Collective Agreement. Complaints of harassment were made against the Grievor which were passed on to the Human Rights Officer. A memorandum of settlement was signed by the parties agreeing to waive time limits until completion of an investigation. The claims were substantiated and a letter of discipline sent to the Grievor. The Union's position is that no disciplinary report or document can be put on the Grievor's file unless it is sent to the employee by registered mail within ten days after the date of the alleged infraction or of its coming to the attention of the Corporation.


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