|On January 12, 2021 the Union advised you of the filing of CHQ-21-01, Click HERE to view the grievance form.
For over 40 years, the Company provided up to 14 days of paid sick-time. Without notice to the Union or the WIP Board, the Company unilaterally revised the amount of paid sick days from 14 days to 7 days and now requires medical clearance from the Company’s OHS in order to return to work from a sickness-related absence that exceeds 7 days. The Company issued an update on ePub.
The Union did not consent to the Company’s unilateral change of a long-established practice. As the Union strongly disagreed with this unilateral change in practice the matter was moved to Arbitration in an expedited fashion. Chief Arbitrator Kaplan issued his award and a copy can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Unfortunately the grievance was dismissed. This is not the news, or award we wanted. The Union is examining our next steps, and will keep you posted.