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Arbitration Decision

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Bargaining, Duty to Accommodate, Human Rights Act, Nursing Assistant, Workers' Compensation Board


Union grievance dated December 22, 1998, alleging breach of Articles 3, 5, 8, 19, 49.1 and 53.1 of the Collective Agreement between the parties effective April 1, 1996 to March 31, 1999, and in particular of Articles 5.3, 19.3 and 19.8. in that the Employer assigned an employee in the bargaining unit for which the Union of Public Sector Employees is bargaining agent to a position in the bargaining unit for which the Grievor Union is bargaining agent, allegedly wrongly imposing on that Union a duty to accommodate under the P.E.I. Human Rights Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c. H-12. The Grievor Union requests an order that the position be awarded to the appropriate member in its bargaining unit, with reimbursement of all lost wages and benefits, with interest.