Bereavement leave causes grief

Union claims employer only paid half of owed compensation
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/02/2015

The Canadian Merchant Services Guild filed both an individual and a policy grievance against Algoma Tankers alleging the employer is paying only half of what the collective agreement mandates for bereavement leave.

The grievances arose because of the way Algoma Tankers calculates compensation. The employer operates an inland shipping company on the Great Lakes of Ontario.

Officers at the company work for 30 days on the vessel and 30 days off the vessel.