Employer waives right to object a late grievance

Objections were too late, arbitrator says
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2013

A postal worker was fired after he failed to deliver on his employer’s directions.

Nouman Mian was terminated by Canada Post for not returning to work after he was instructed to by his supervisors. Further complicating the matter is that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) was late to file the grievance.

Canada Post initially considered the grievance on its merits and then sought to have the matter dismissed at a later stage of the grievance process because it was not timely.