Employer-union relationship needs mending: Arbitrator

Grievance relied on violations of the Human Rights Code
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/19/2015

The second time proved the charm for an apprentice in Ashcroft, B.C., who won her second discrimination grievance against her employer.

Meghan Henderson, an aspirant welder at I.G. Machine and Fibres filed her second grievance against the company, alleging she was further harassed and discriminated on the job.

The first time Henderson petitioned an arbitrator alongside the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) union, she and another female employee alleged discrimination and harassment. That grievance was heard and settled by arbitrator Gabriel Somjen, who ordered the employer and union to address its policies.