Worker grieves temporary layoff from East Coast job site

'Differential treatment amounted to layoff,' rules arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/16/2018

A heavy equipment operator was temporarily laid off due to lack of work, but he later discovered a less-senior employee had worked his shifts instead. 

Trent Bishop had worked at Pardy’s Waste Management in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2013, when on June 1, 2017, he began a 10-night shift rotation at the Muskrat Falls site, doing water delivery, garbage disposal and septic-vacuum-truck services for the employer. 

The site was located about 30 kilometres away from his home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.