Overtime denial not enough to breach agreement: Arbitrator

Employer's overtime allocation analysis flawed: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/11/2018

When a last-minute poultry run was offered to truck drivers at a Saskatchewan chicken processor, a senior employee wasn’t assigned the hours by the employer.

Clint Young agreed to accept the run, but he was denied the work after the employer gave it to another worker to top up his two-week hourly level, which guaranteed all workers received at least 80 hours of work per pay period.

On Sept. 21, 2016, Gaetan Duret, plant manager, received a call from a supplier in Alberta to arrange for a pickup on Sept. 23.