Discipline warranted for disloyalty

A service industry worker was suspended for bad-mouthing his employer in front of clients. The union grieved and the penalty was reduced to a three-day suspension.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/19/2012

A service industry worker was suspended for bad-mouthing his employer in front of clients.

M.V. was employed at a large convention centre operated by a provincial Crown agency. M.V. had 12 years’ service and a discipline-free record when he was suspended on July 6, 2011.

In September 2010, the employer contracted out the day-to-day operations and management of the convention centre to a large facilities management and food services company.