Safety violation at paper mill results in dismissal

Misconduct not so serious as to irreparably damage the employment relationship: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/16/2016

A lockout violation led to Doug Mosiuk’s dismissal on June 14, 2014.

Mosiuk — a journeyman millwright — maintained and repaired a wide variety of plant equipment for the Alberta-based lumber mill Weyerhaeuser Company. Before being fired, Mosiuk was suspended for four days for smoking in a prohibited area. Because of the potential consequences of a fire at a lumber mill, the offence was considered

incredibly serious.