Termination excessive for picket line behaviourThe grievor was fired for threatening workers crossing a picket line and making other, less specific, threats. The arbitrator reinstated him, allowing that the circumstances of the strike mitigated the penalty.By Mark Rogers12/17/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/08/2013 A striking worker was fired following an unscheduled, late-night appearance at a picket line where he got drunk, made threats and hurled abuse at workers who crossed the line. M.C. was a hard rock miner. He had about 14 months’ service with his employer when he was fired on Sept. 29, 2009 for misconduct on a picket line.The incident took place about six weeks into a strike, which ultimately lasted about one year. 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.