Ontario pilot files grievance after large deduction on pay

Airline didn't exercise all rights in agreement: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2017

When a pilot left an airline without fulfilling terms of a training bond, the company made a large deduction from the employee’s final paycheque to pay for training he received while he was employed.

Jonathan Sipko — who worked as a pilot at Air Georgian in Mississauga, Ont., since 2015 — began training on Aug. 3, 2016. He signed an initial training bond with a $12,000 value that was supposed to be paid back to the company if the employee quit before a 12-month period had elapsed.

A second upgrade training bond with a value of $6,000 was issued on Aug. 8, which was intended to replace the first one, according to a letter from Gabriella Marsala, director of human resources.