Canada Post, CUPW and postal worker could all use wristwatches – and calendars

Postal service's objection to grievance dismissed due to timelieness
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/15/2013

A POSTAL WORKER was fired after he failed to deliver on his employer’s directions. Despite the fact his union was late to dispute the termination, a judge has decided time was not a factor and the grievance can proceed.

Nouman Mian was fired from Canada Post for not returning to complete his shift after he was instructed to do so by his supervisors.

To further complicate the matter, his union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), filed its grievance after the deadline laid out in the collective agreement.