Canada Post employee fired for theft

Union pushes for reinstatement
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2015

A postmaster with the Canada Post Corporation referred to as Employee D was fired after admittedly stealing some $500 from her employer.

While the employee did not deny she misappropriated the funds, her union — the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association — argued there were mitigating circumstances that justified her reinstatement.

The employee began working as a postmaster in a small town outside of Sudbury, Ont., in August 2008. In August 2010, management visited the site to investigate the employee’s recent absences as well as reports of missing money. When a supervisor visited the office it was discovered $66 was missing from the office safe and a further $130 was missing from the till.