City staffer gets benefits despite calculation mishap

Toronto worker shorted compensation: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/23/2015

The City of Toronto was ordered by an arbitrator to compensate an employee who was shorted benefit compensation following a calculation mishap.

The grievance was raised by a part-time worker, Jason Pfautsch, in the city’s facilities division through his union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 79 chapter.

Of concern for CUPE was that the way the city calculated the number of hours Pfautsch worked led to discrepancies when it came to its illness or injury plan (IIP).