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Arbitration Decision

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Bridge, Tolls, Dartmouth, Halifax, Harbour, Plant, Transportation, Expenses


This is a policy grievance. The Union claims that the Employer has breached the Agreement by failing to pay bridge tolls and mileage to employees working on the rig Eirik Raud on the Dartmouth side of Halifax Harbour. The Union's position is that the Employer is obligated to reimburse employees for bridge tolls and automobile usage when they are not working at the Halifax plant. The Employer claims that this obligation is limited to those employees on day to day assignment outside the vicinity of the Halifax plant. It further argues that, as most of the employees in question have never worked at the Halifax plant, and many of them live in Dartmouth, it is contrary to common sense for the employer to pay their transportation expenses.