Termination excessive for insubordinationThe grievor had a personal issue with one member of management and the parties had reached an agreement regarding their interactions. When the grievor became a union official and their relationship again became hostile, the company tried to use an earlier event to support discipline. The arbitrator disagreed and reduced the termination to a suspension.By Mark Rogers01/30/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/31/2012 A worker was fired for allegedly failing to live up to the terms of a settlement agreement.G.T. worked at a chemical manufacturing company. He had difficult working relationships with a number of his supervisors.Following an unspecified incident in 2008 with supervisor R.D., he had made a request that R.D. refrain from making any contact with him except for work purposes. G.T. also had difficulties with his direct supervisor R.T. 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.