Termination justified for insubordinate workerWhen he was unable to book vacation to attend an out-of-town wedding, the employee was told to either work the shifts or look for a co-worker to cover for him. He did neither. His claim that the supervisor’s instructions were merely a suggestion didn’t convince the arbitrator.By Mark Rogers05/30/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2011 Ignoring a clear direction from his supervisor that he must either attend work or arrange for someone to cover his shift, a mill worker was fired after he took time off to attend a wedding.Hired in 2004, M.K. worked as a Cooling Bed Inspector in the Hot Mill department at the company’s tube and pipe manufacturing plant.Twelve-person shifts maintained 24-hour production on the Hot Mill line seven days per week. Unscheduled absences caused disruptions to production. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.