Premium weekend pay depends on definition of ‘request’

Indicating availability for shift not an actual request: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/02/2016

Sandra Morgan — a registered nurse working at the William Osler Health System’s site  in Etobicoke, Ont.— was denied premium pay after working consecutive weekends.

According to the employer, Morgan had requested the weekend work and was, therefore, not entitled to the premium.

Morgan’s union — the Ontario Nurses’ Association — filed a grievance on her behalf.