Denial of premium pay for supervising grieved by Tisdale, Sask., co-op employees

Agreement must prevail over job description: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/17/2019

When certain clerks at a Beeland Cooperative store in Tisdale, Sask., worked alone without a manager on duty, they were paid a premium.

But according to the collective agreement, only those workers designated as “clerk one” received the $1-per-hour premium, not “clerk two” employees.

The union, the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Local 496, filed a grievance against the practice.