ASPA continues to have a number of open grievances, twenty (20) to be exact. These grievances are the same ones that were open since the last update in November, which you can read here.
We continue to wait for two (2) Arbitration awards. Both were heard last year. However; just last week, ASPA did receive an award on a wrongful layoff grievance that we had filed. The arbitrator ruled in favour of the Union and we now await discussion with the employer as to the implementation of this award. The award affirms that the employer cannot lay a permanent member off if the majority of their work continues to exist and moves to another member or individual as outlined in Article 16.Continue reading “Grievance Update”