Discretion must be consistent with contractManagement’s right to decide who could have training subsidized was not fettered by the collective agreement. But that discretion did not extend to proposing a threshold that was inconsistent with the purpose of the provision.03/21/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/21/2011 Refused a subsidy to study Building Environmental Systems by his employer, a caretaker grieved.Employed by a large school board, D.B. was a caretaker with 14 years’ service when he sought pre-approval for a subsidy to take courses at a community college. Under the collective agreement, employees were entitled to “Educational Allowances” amounting to 50 per cent of tuition for courses taken at the behest of the Board. Also, employees who took courses on their own initiative that were related to their jobs were also entitled to a subsidy if they arranged pre-approval from the employer. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.