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Proper Interpretation of the Collective Agreement Language Required Employer to Pay an Additional Master Position at Higher Pay Group

Canadian Merchant Service Guild and Saam Smit Vancouver, Inc. (Class 10 Masters - Article 21.2 Arbitration), unreported, March 26, 2018 (Hall). The union sought to enforce the following newly negotiated Collective Agreement language: Currently there are four (4) Class ten (10) vessels including the SST Orleans. One (1) Master will be added to Pay Group ten (10) for each additional tug added in...
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Employer’s Grievance Seeking LTD Plan Contribution Holiday Denied

West Fraser Mills v. United Steelworkers, Locals 1-424 and 1-425 (Long Term Disability Contributions Grievance), [2017] B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 125 (McPhillips). The employer brought a policy grievance concerning the interpretation of Collective Agreement provisions dealing with employer and employee contribution levels related to the IWA - Forest Industry Long Term Disability plan (the “Plan”). Ci...
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