Instructor teaches union lesson in fairness

Employee allowed to file initial grievance
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/17/2014

The union representing teachers at a school in Athabasca, Alta., was taught a lesson in fairness after an instructor complained it failed to do its duty after he was fired.

An educational assistant, whose name was withheld, had been employed at Aspen View Public School since 2009 but resigned in 2011, citing distress about how administration addressed certain issues.

His resignation letter — which was highly critical of the school — was not only distributed to his employer, but also to the student body later that day. Perhaps not surprisingly, management accepted the letter.