Punishment did not fit the crime for worker who called 'bullshit'

Suspension excessive for insubordination: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2013

After a heated exchange between a worker and management ended in a suspension, a British Columbia court judge has determined that the punishment did not fit the crime.

Harbinder Hara, a union representative at a Tolko Industries sawmill in Kamloops, was assessed a one-day suspension for criticizing management’s tactics during an information session on the implementation of a drug-testing policy.

The local 1-417 chapter of the United Steelworkers grieved the suspension.