Termination warranted for insubordinationThe grievor was directed to perform his work in a certain way by a supervisor. It was discovered that he had done it in a different way. The arbitrator found that his refusal was insubordination and his termination was upheld.By Mark Rogers10/15/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/15/2012 A welder was fired after he ignored specific instructions on how to redo a deficient weld.E.R. was a certified and experienced journeyman welder. He began working for a large heavy equipment supplier in 2008.There were a number of incidents of discipline on E.R.’s record. He received two verbal warnings and a letter of expectation regarding safety lapses. There was a written warning for failure to follow proper absence reporting procedures. There were also two three-day suspensions: one was for reading a newspaper in the lunchroom during working hours, the other was for a failure to follow proper lock-out procedures. 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.