Canada Post staffer awarded after heated confrontation

Employer violated employee’s right to complain
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/05/2014

A postie based in Edmonton received compensation after an arbitrator found Canada Post violated the collective agreement when dealing with one of her complaints.

Yvette Brusseau, a union steward who worked the midnight shift at the Edmonton Mail Processing Plant for two years, attempted to schedule a meeting with her superiors in 2009 concerning the accommodation she was receiving regarding a workplace injury.

The matter could not be resolved with her shift superintendent, so Brusseau arranged a meeting with the next higher-up, the shift manager, as per normal protocol.