Nova Scotia worker wanted to apply but post removed

Arbitrator rules management can decide staffing levels
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2017

When two full-time transport department equipment operators retired from the Nova Scotia Department of Transport and Infrastructure Renewal in 2014, area manager Troy Webb posted two open positions on a bulletin board, but then hours later he removed them after a talk with other managers. The transport department was operating under tightened budget constraints.

Steve Stewart saw the postings and intended to apply but they were removed before he could respond.

So he and his union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1867, grieved the decision, arguing the department had a duty to offer the full-time positions to casual or spare workers looking to gain more permanent jobs.