Re Canada Post Corp and CUPW (Melanson)

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Arbitration Decision

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Temporary, Qualifications, Sortation, Training, Assignment, Familiarity


The grievance involves a temporary employee, whose name was on the Shift 3 list, who was called in to work single shift on Shift 1 in priority to those on the Shift 1 list because, the Employer says, she had the required qualifications and they did not. The Union argues that the required qualifications in the Collective Agreement can only mean familiarity with general Canada Post sortation procedure and that the employee did not, in fact, have any special familiarity with the changed City Sortation. The Employer relied on the fact that, although the employee had not undergone formal training, she was trained and qualified on the new routes.


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