B.C. log sorter operator grieves sudden, multiple suspensions

Check list finally amended after 2 suspensions handed down
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/12/2018

A log-sorter machine operator — with 35 years of experience at the same location — was suspended three times in 14 months, despite having no previous discipline on his record.

Roy Sandholm worked as a charge-hand at the Campbell River, B.C., location for CIPA Lumber for all but one-and-a-half years during his career with the employer. 

But about four or five months after Sandholm was first supervised by a new manager, Darryl Arsenault, he said their relationship started to fray after Arsenault removed the charge-hand designation from Sandholm.