Seniority reigns supreme at B.C. retail storeEmployer ordered to award posiion based on seniority05/04/2015|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/04/2015 An outdoor retail store in British Columbia violated its obligation to one of its employees when it promoted another, less senior worker over the grievor, an arbitrator has decided. Tony Xu, represented by the Retail Wholesale Union, local 580, filed a grievance against Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) when he was passed over for a lead hand promotion — a job that Xu, as a senior employee, was entitled to be duly considered for. According to the collective agreement, length of service and bargaining unit membership will be contributing factors when MEC hires or promotes a new employee. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.