Battle of the bump

Server denied request to 'bump' part-time employee's schedule
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/08/2014

Marie Osbourne filed a grievance against City Hotels Limited in her battle for the right to bump.

Osbourne — a server with more than 30 years seniority at Ramada St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador — was denied her request to "bump" a part-time employee. On the weekly schedule for Sunday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, Osbourne was scheduled to be off work on Monday and Friday and to work the night shift on Saturday.

Osbourne attempted to bump a part-time employee from a shift on Friday, marking herself down for that shift on the schedule. The request was denied. Osbourne then requested to bump a part-time employee from the day-time shift on Saturday, and was denied a second time.