Re Eastern Provincial Airways (1963) Ltd and Canadian Airline Employees' Association

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Arbitration Decision

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Collective Agreement, Recall, Double Shift, Call Back, Past Practice, Negotiating History


The facts in this case are not in dispute. Early in May, 1978, the grievor, Dorothy MacCurdy, who works as a traffic agent at the Moncton Airport, was requested by her superior, Frank Arsenault, to work a double shift on May 19th, which was a scheduled day off for her. This oral request was subsequently confirmed by a change on the posted schedule. The grievor's services were expected to be required on May 19th because two employees had to attend a hearing of the Canada Labour Relations Board in St. John's, Newfoundland, on that day. As it turned out the C.L.R.B. hearing finished early and the two employees returned to Moncton in time to work the shifts. As soon as he learned that this would be the case, on the morning of May 18th, Mr. Arsenault informed the grievor that her services would not be required the next day.


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