Vacation vacancy leads to grievance

City of Ottawa failed to post temporary job opening
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015

The Amalgamated Transit Union local 1760 filed a grievance against the City of Ottawa after the employer failed to post a temporary vacancy.

As an administrative clerk, Grace Tsang was responsible for inputting information into the employer’s payroll computer system. In March 2014, she approached her manager to request leave for one month to travel. Management approved the leave and, in her absence, assigned her payroll duties to two other employees. The payroll duties occupied these employees for two to three working days each week during Tsang’s absence.