B.C. road worker fired after ‘verbally abusive’ encounter

Discipline record included two final letters: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/20/2018

After two negative incidents within 12 days of each other, a worker at a British Columbia mining company was terminated.

Guy Travis worked for Teck Coal since 1993, when on May 16, 2017, he confronted Dave Armstrong around 7:40 a.m., as Travis was ending his shift and heading for the showers. 

“I hear that you got a problem with fucking magazines. Don’t go to the fucking company, you come and see me, you fucking got that? I’ll tell you what you do with the magazine, you roll it up and take it back where you fucking found it, now you fucking got that?” said Travis.