Fired engineer raises additional back pay concernsUnion calls for examination of taxation, pension issues08/04/2015|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/04/2015 Fred Raininger, an engineering technician who was reinstated after being terminated from Durham, Ont.-based electrical power distribution company Veridian, had a followup grievance regarding back pay. There were three main grievances filed against Veridian by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union pertaining to Raininger’s back pay. He had been reinstated with full compensation by arbitrator Lorne Slotnick (who also presided over the case at hand) in October 2014, a month after the decision came down. First, the union argued Raininger was entitled to additional back pay for the paid vacation he would have received had he not been fired. 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.