Termination excessive for poor performanceThe grievors accepted responsibility for their careless attitudes and the resulting loss of product. However, the arbitrator ruled, to err is human and termination is too serious a penalty for a single event of this nature.By Mark Rogers08/13/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/13/2012 Two maintenance mechanics were fired after their failure to follow instructions and proper procedures caused a costly and potentially dangerous spill.M.B. and B.F. were maintenance mechanics at an industrial bakery. M.B. had 23 years’ service with the company while B.F. had less than four years. Neither had been disciplined.On July 17, 2010, M.B. was given a work order to open the white flour receiving bin/silo in preparation for cleaning. He was also asked to check out some reported problems with the brown flour receiving bin. B.F. was to assist. 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.