Medical travel expenses should be paid: Arbitrator

Coal miners see specialists in remote areas while away on jobs
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/20/2015

The union representing employees at a coal operation in British Columbia claimed the company violated the collective agreement when it refused to pay an employee's travel expenses to see a specialist — and an arbitrator has agreed.

The International Union of Operating Engineers filed a policy grievance against Teck Coal, operating as Line Creek Operations in the East Kootenay area.