Expansion of grievance denied by arbitration board

Accusation of bad faith not timely
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/04/2015

The Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPESEU) filed a grievance against George Brown College in Toronto following the termination of Anna Strever, and then expanded that grievance.

The union asserted Strever had passed her probationary period at the time of her dismissal and, as a result, her termination must be assessed with the just cause standard available to employees with seniority.

According to the union, the employer failed to account for Strever’s previous work, which should have reduced the probationary period from the usual 24 months to 22 months.