Retrofit building, not job duties, arbitrator says

New municipal gallery doesn't need new workers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/11/2015

A policy grievance was upheld at a southwestern Ontario county where a new municipal building was erected that had the effect of changing the nature of the job for the workers who were tasked with maintenance.

In 2012, the County of Lambton revamped its municipal art gallery, and introduced a new cleaner position — previously there had only been one.

Unifor filed a policy grievance on behalf of county workers, saying the two new cleaner positions existed under the same classification, as opposed to two, which the county believed it had established.