Termination results for missing safety meeting

Grievor's attitude suggested that unsafe behaviour could not be improved
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2011

With three suspensions for safety violations on his record and discipline pending for insubordination, a driver/loader for a waste collection company was terminated after he failed to attend a mandatory safety meeting.

Hired in 2002 as a driver/loader, there were two incidences of discipline on I.N.’s record when he returned from modified duties in January 2009.

I.N. was issued a one-day suspension in October 2008 for a preventable accident and a three-day suspension in November 2008 for exceeding the speed limit. Terms of the collective agreement specified that 12 discipline-free months were necessary to clear a worker’s record.