Saskatoon transit union files grievance over pay for attending meetings

Employer considered meetings fact-finding, not investigative
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2019
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After a third party took over management of Saskatoon’s transit division, union members stopped being paid for attending meetings, leading to a grievance.

The disability assistance program (DAP) was created in 2002 to help manage illnesses or injuries and their effect on the workforce. It was managed internally by occupational health consultants (OHCs) who were employed by the city.

But in March 2016, Bridges Health Services was contracted to manage the service. Employees no longer met with OHC workers, they met with staff at Bridges.