Error does not trigger last chance termination

The grievor was working under a last chance agreement (LCA). He was involved in a culpable incident and was fired. The arbitrator found that the incident did not trigger the LCA and substituted a lesser penalty.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/28/2012

A forklift operator was fired following an accident where he ran over a co-worker’s foot. The union grieved.

A.O. worked at an auto parts manufacturer. He had 13 years’ service when he was fired on Jan. 9, 2012.

There was discipline on A.O.’s record. On May 16, 2010, he was suspended for operating a forklift while under the influence of alcohol. A.O. was fired about 10 months later when he again reported to work under the influence of alcohol and in an unfit state.