Bad grammar begets contract confusion

Halifax transit worker wins scheduling grievance
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015

A transit worker in Halifax won his case against the city after a confusing policy left parttimers out of certain shifts. 

Gary Arnott, a part-time employee in the transportation department of the Halifax Regional Municipality, filed a grievance after his employer changed its long practice of having parttime workers replace full-time workers. 

Under the city’s new rules, Arnott was not called on to fill in for shifts left open by full-time employees taking time off for sickness, vacation and the like. Arnott’s part-time position was created back in the early 1990s, as the employer testified, to settle a grievance regarding a manager performing bargaining unit work.