CUPE grieves after Sackville, N.B., doesn’t post for 2 open positions

No evidence of negative effect on job security: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2018

When two positions opened at the Town of Sackville, N.B., in tourism and crosswalk-guard departments, the town decided to contract out the jobs to an employment agency.

“The collective agreement has been violated as the position of crosswalk-guard vacancy should have been posted as of Aug. 9, 2017,” read a letter from the union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1188, after it discovered the town contracted Open Sky Co-operative to fill the position.

Open Sky was an organization that offered employment to adults living with autism or other mental-health challenges.