New position at Providence Care properly excluded from bargaining unit

Position would have had conflict of interest if it was in union: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/27/2013

As part of its plan to amalgamate mental health and hospital services at one new site, Providence Care created a new, full-time nursing position.

When the employer placed the new job — Advanced Practice Leader, Nursing — outside the bargaining unit, the union grieved.

The union argued that the new position ranked below that of Nursing Supervisor and requested the new job be placed in the bargaining unit.