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Arbitration Decision

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Measuring, Carrier, Routes, Loops, Compensate, Street, Saint John


The Union claims that in measuring routes in which the carrier stops the truck and walks in a loop up one side of the street and down the other, the Employer has missed distances on 56 or 57 routes. The Employer's position is that while the system in place does appear to under compensate in the case of loops, the values used in measuring routes are agreed values, and must be accepted.

The grievance fails. The Employer is measuring routes in the manner agreed upon, using accepted values. Whether those values may be appropriate is not a matter for the Arbitrator to decide.