Nova Scotia aircraft worker fired for excessive absences

Arbitrator finds company didn't address mental health issues
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/17/2017

A worker at an Amherst, N.S., airplane factory was terminated after missing work repeatedly.

Preston Veno — who had more than 30 years’ experience at IMP Aerostructures and worked as a sheet metal technician — was terminated via letter on March 3, 2016. 

Veno had been working under a formal monitoring program after eight documented disciplinary actions with management between 2013 and 2015 concerning his spotty record of attendance.