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Arbitration Decision

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Dispatch, Hiring Hall, Late, Financial Loss, Timekeeper, Telephone


The Union believes the Employer breached the Collective Agreement by submitting the dispatch listing seeking workers twelve minutes late. The Employer believed there was a two hour range, thus the dispatch was not late and no loss was suffered by the Union members. As remedy the Union wants payment of members who might have been assigned from the 'hall' or payment into the Union trust fund.

The grievance succeeds in part. The dispatch under consideration was twelve minutes late. Thus the Employer did breach the Agreement. However, no financial loss was demonstrated and the Collective Agreement does not require a payment as penalty, thus the remedy sought by the Union is denied.