Recorded verbal warning goes too far

A mill worker was issued a recorded verbal warning for failing to stay after his regular shift to assist with an emergency breakdown
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/01/2013

A mill worker was issued a recorded verbal warning for failing to stay after his regular shift to assist with an emergency breakdown.

J.M. was a millwright and boiler operator at ADM Milling Co. He had 28 years’ service working at the flour mill. There was no discipline on his record.

Around noon on April 5, 2011, a bearing in one of the mill’s sifters failed. The mill was shut down. J.M. along with four other millwrights and an electrician were assigned to make the repairs.