Sidewalk sweeper, dump truck driver flare up

Termination reversed by arbitrator, with conditions
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/14/2015

After a kerfuffle between city workers operating a dump truck in a neighbourhood in Burlington, Ont., one was ordered reinstated after an arbitrator decided termination was excessive.

Tom Paglia had worked as a sweeper at the City of Burlington until he was fired in November 2014 following an altercation with another employee a week earlier.

In a residential neighbourhood, Paglia had been operating a sweeper while another unnamed employee was working the dump truck on the same street.