No bargaining unit? No benefits

Disabling injury forces driver out of bargaining unit, benefits
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/07/2014

After being forced out of the bargaining unit following a disabling injury, a truck driver for Waste Management of Canada was forced to accept an accommodated position and forego the benefits he once had.

Claudio Catalano, a 30-year veteran, suffered an injury to his back in 2006, which ultimately — but not initially — led to a determination that he was permanently disabled.

As Catalano was no longer able to drive a truck, Waste Management accommodated him accordingly with a position in the dispatch office.