Calgary firefighter sets pension debate ablaze

Worker claims union failed to fairly represent him
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/03/2014

as the battle between the City of Calgary and the local firefighters’ union heats up, one worker claimed he was not fairly represented by his local chapter.

Allan Ball, a firefighter since 1987, filed a duty of fair representation complaint against the Calgary Fire Fighters Association relating to the union’s handling of an ongoing grievance regarding alleged back pension funds.

But because that initial grievance is still being debated between the city and union, an arbitrator dismissed Ball’s misrepresentation claims on the basis it is too early to reach a conclusion.