Sabbatical leave protected by overlooked article

Professor's leave of absence protected after all, arbitrator says
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2014

If Mount Allison University is unhappy with his decision, arbitrator George P.L. Filliter ruled, the institution can voice opposition at the bargaining table.

Filliter found the Sackville, N.B., university in violation of an article it overlooked in collective bargaining when it postponed the sabbatical leave of one of its employees, Richard Hudson.

"It is clear to me this interpretation may not be satisfactory to anyone but the grievor," Filliter said. "Therefore, the parties will have to address the issue… in the next round of collective bargaining."