Termination warranted for insubordination

The grievor did not respond to a co-worker who tried to flag down the grievor's bus between stops. When management tried to investigate the matter, he was at first unco-operative and later verbally disrespectful. He was blameless for the failure to stop the bus, but his later tirade warranted termination.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/04/2012

A transit worker was conditionally reinstated following an incident of alleged unprofessional conduct. He was fired three months later following an altercation with a supervisor. The union grieved both the termination and the discipline from the earlier incident.

A.J. was a bus operator for a municipal transit authority. He became the subject of a complaint from a colleague following an incident on Sept. 2, 2009.

The colleague was inspecting a newly constructed shelter before the stop there had come into service. Two elderly women approached the colleague and told him they would miss the bus if they had to walk the 50 metres down the road to the active temporary stop.