CP Rail worker paid for slow clerical process

Engineer started side business to make ends meet
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/02/2015

Hoping the second time would prove the charm, a Canadian Pacific Railway employee filed a grievance against the national railroad concerning compensation during an investigation.

The grievor, referred to only as Mr. Fossum, was held out of service pending an investigation pertaining to his 2011 tour of duty as a locomotive engineer. Fossum booked off sick at the end of that tour and his misconduct on that tour subsequently led to his discharge.

Fossum was then on medical leave and eventually given the go-ahead to return to work in April 2012 . The company’s internal processes, however, did not clear his return until late July 2012.