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Arbitration Decision

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Notify, Overtime, Practice, Extension, St. John's, Interpretation


The Union claims that the Employer has an obligation to notify employees at least an hour in advance of work shift overtime being extended longer than initially expected. The Employer submits that this has never been the practice, that it is contrary to the Agreement, and that it would be impractical.

The grievance fails. Application of the article in question as the Union seeks to have it interpreted is clearly not what the parties intended. Indeed, it would be unworkable where the original work shift extension overtime is only for one hour, as it quite often is.