School administrator objects after union leave denied

Leaves issue should be 'settled at bargaining table': Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2017

Despite being granted leave in the past from her regular job at a Saskatoon school, a school administrator was suddenly turned down for a leave to work for the union.

Raylene Stromberg worked 18 years at Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) when Mary Ellen Gennutt, administrative assistant with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2268, wrote a letter requesting Stromberg “take a leave of absence from Bethlehem Catholic High School to work in the CUPE Saskatoon area office from March 30 to April 10, 2015.” 

It was Stromberg’s third such request in the previous six months.