Arbitrator Stevenson handed down an award today that sets aside a termination of a 5890 member that was suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and reinstated his employment at Evraz.
A decision was handed down from arbitrator Ken Stevenson regarding Brother Brent Wiese, in relation to two grievances filed by the local. Both grievances were dismissed.
An award and decision was was handed down from Arbitrator Francine Chad Smith regarding abuse from supervisor and insubordination of employees.
This is a very informative award that outlines what is acceptable behavior of Employees and especially Employers interacting with each other. If you find yourself in the same situation as Mr. Bork in an altercation with a supervisor please disconnect with the supervisor, inform him he is bullying you then contact a steward to grieve for remedy and/or damages.
The Union encourages everyone to read this this arbitration decision.
Matheson – November 13, 2014 (Suspension) *Resolved/Cancelled
Kups – November 21, 2014 (Disqualification)
Little – January 22, 2015 (Substance Testing)
Ross – February 12-13, 2015 (Suspension/Substance Testing)
Sim – March 18, 2015 (Suspension)
Bork – April 8, 2015 (Suspension)
Simank April 9, 2015 (Suspension)
A favorable decision was recently awarded by an arbitrator after a grievance was subsequently filed on behalf of a member of this local regarding a post incident screening test for drugs and alcohol.
Read the case file and decision by Arbitrator Kenneth A Stevenson, Q.C. here
The local was successful at arbitration regarding discipline for Proznick that involved almost all aspects of the definitive KVP decision from 1965. Please read an overview of guide to the 6 rules of The KVP Award on Company Rules . A three day suspension was removed.
Hopefully this decision will illustrate to Evraz and its management team that they cannot act in an arbitrary, discriminatory or unreasonable manner when implementing policies and enforcing them.
Please take the time to read both documents.
The following decision was awarded today by Arbitrator Francine Chad Smith.