Saskatoon bus driver who smelled of alcohol dismissedAgreement did not deprive probationary worker from grievance process06/29/2015|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/29/2015 Stewart Read, a probationary transit driver employed by the City of Saskatoon, was sent home and promptly fired after showing up for a shift smelling of alcohol — a decision upheld by an arbitrator. Read reported late for a shift in the summer of 2009 and his supervisor observed his eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol. Read was deemed unfit to drive a bus and was immediately sent home. The city then concluded he was an unsuitable employee and terminated him. 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.