Qualifications, ability outweigh nurse's seniority

Rigorous application process
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/24/2015

Cathy Rooney was passed over for a teaching position with the Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador in favour of an applicant with less seniority.

Following the employer’s failure to appoint Rooney to the position of nursing instructor II, her union filed a grievance on her behalf.

The Registered Nurses’ Union of Newfoundland and Labrador requested Rooney be awarded the position in accordance with the parties’ collective agreement and receive full retroactivity and full redress.