Termination warranted for impaired bus driver

The grievor reported to duty in an impaired state after being called in. His repeated and consistent dishonesty in denying his condition left the arbitrator with no reason to rescind the termination, despite the grievor's long service and good record.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2012

A bus driver was suspended and later terminated after it was determined he had reported for duty in an impaired state.

Specific penalty clauses in the collective agreement mandated termination for a number of offences, including being impaired while on duty.

The union grieved, arguing that the worker was not impaired.