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Arbitration Decision

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Objections, Timeliness, Jurisdiction, Awards, Time Values


This is an award respecting preliminary objections raised by the Employer on matters of timeliness and an assertion that the Arbitrator had already dealt with this matter in two other decisions.

The grievance fails. The Employer's right to object on the basis of timeliness is waived because the Employer dealt with the grievance on its merits, and did not otherwise indicate an objection on timeliness until the eve of the hearing. The Employer's objection based on previous judgement is rejected because the matter in question is one of retained jurisdiction.