Car-pooling, sharing rooms violates contract

When several school boards were amalgamated, the new employer chose the travel policy with the best cost savings. However, the Arbitrator ruled that the employer had exceeded its management rights in doing so.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2012

A school board sought to enforce a practice that required teachers to car-pool and share accommodations when attending mandatory, out-of-town professional development sessions.

The union filed a policy grievance.

Following the amalgamation of a number of provincial school districts, the employer attempted to broadly apply the existing employee travel expense practices from one of the previous districts to all the employees in the new, larger district.