Transfer for grievor who threatened co-worker

The grievor’s feud with a colleague escalated into a threat of violence. The company fired him, but chose to take no action against the other employee, who had also threatened violence. The arbitrator agreed that discipline was necessary, but did not find the incident nearly as serious as the company had.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/16/2012

A worker was fired after making a veiled threat to bring a firearm to the workplace to settle a dispute. The worker denied making the threat as reported. The union grieved.

A.F. was a radio control crane operator at a manufacturing plant. Hired in 2002, his job was to move material and products for a welding crew engaged in manufacturing components for rail cars.

The welding crew was paid an incentive for meeting daily production targets. A.F. was not.