Chemical plant employee in Saskatoon fired for multiple insubordinations

Witness described 'attacking' voice during confrontation
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2017

An operator at the Akzo Nobel specialty chemicals plant in Saskatoon was terminated on the same day he was participating in company-ordered counselling for “inappropriate” behaviour.

Kevin Murr worked for the company for 18 years with no discipline on his record except for a warning regarding an incident in 2016.

On Nov. 15, 2016, Murr was directed by Louis Knaus, operations manager, to clean up a chemical spill with another worker. Later in the lunchroom, he approached Ila Klassen, plant manager, about the incident and Murr said he shouldn’t have received blame for the spill.