Worker grieves as less-senior colleague wins lead-hand job

Multiple complaints against grievor while supervising
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/11/2019

Even though he was the most senior candidate when a lead-hand position was posted, a Harbour Grace, N.L. employee was not promoted.

George Verge applied for the open position on May 2018, that was posted after the previous lead-hand resigned. While the former lead-hand considered whether or not to resign, John Mercer, supervisor, had placed Verge into the lead-hand slot on numerous occasions, as a replacement. 

The employer, Harbour Grace CS, operated a fishing and harvesting operation at a dock. It wanted to hire a lead-hand who would supervise loading and unloading efforts, as well as placing products into cold storage.