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Academic Article

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Policy, Storm, Compensation, Retroactive, Interpretation, Healthcare, Halifax


This is a union policy grievance regarding the Employer's approach to the compensation of employees for time lost on storm days. The Employer was compensating only if the time lost was for less than two hours. The Union believed that the Employer should pay for the first two hours. The Union seeks full redress, including retroactive compensation. The Employer agreed to the requested remedy if the Grievance is successful.

The grievance fails. The Union could not prove its interpretation of the relevant clauses of the Collective Agreement.