CANADIAN RAILWAY OFFICE OF ARBITRATION
SUPPLEMENTARY AWARD TO
CASE NO. 554
Heard at Montreal, Tuesday, June 8, l976 and Tuesday, December 14, 1976
ALGOMA CENTRAL RAILWAY
UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION (T)
There appeared on behalf of the Company:
V. E. Hupka – Manager Industrial Relations, Sault Ste. Marie
N. L. Mills – Superintendent-Transportation, Sault Ste. Marie
And on behalf of the Brotherhood:
J. Sandie – General Chairman, Sault Ste. Marie
SUPPLEMENTARY AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR
In the award in this matter, it was held that the grievor was entitled to the relief claimed, which was a payment of fifty miles for "called and cancelled’’. The Company maintains that it satisfies the requirement of payment by crediting the amount in question toward the grievor’s monthly guarantee.
The amounts which are to be credited against the monthly guarantee are amounts actually earned, and as well, amounts payable in lieu of earnings, particularly amounts expressed as the equivalent of miles run. This matter has been dealt with in a number of cases including, most recently Case No. 551, between these parties.
The effect of the award in this matter is that the grievor was entitled to the benefit of the "called and cancelled" provisions. He does in fact have that benefit when he is treated as entitled to the mileage referred to in the material provision of the agreement. At the end of the month, when his mileage is compared to his guarantee, he would receive the appropriate payment or not, according to the number of miles credited. The Company was entitled to credit the amount "payable" under this award against the guarantee.
(signed) J. F. W. WEATHERILL