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Arbitration Decision

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Rest Day Off, Schedules, Consultation, Bidding, Double Time, Onus


The Union contends that the Employer breached the Agreement by depriving employees of a rest day off (RDO), and changing work schedules without the meaningful consultation required by the Agreement. Further, the Union states that the scheduling changes carried out should have fallen under provisions for bidding. The Union asks that the employees affected by compensated by payment of double time for the day in question. The Employer position is that in changing the schedule it had acted within its rights and in accordance with the Agreement, and that it had attempted to conduct meaningful consultations with the Union, and that the Union had refused to participate. On the issue of bidding for new positions, the Employer submits that the scheduling changes were not sufficient to trigger requirements for bidding.