Grievance a moot point for temporary employee

Junior employee gets promotion
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/21/2016

Murray Hussey was not hired for a temporary position with the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and, instead, an employee with less experience was selected for the job.

So the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1860 filed a grievance on Hussey’s behalf, requesting he be placed in the job and receive any lost wages and benefits — with interest — retroactive to the date of hire of the person selected for the position.

The employer, however, argued the issue was not open to arbitration because Hussey was not an employee on the date the grievance