CANADIAN RAILWAY OFFICE OF ARBITRATION

CASE NO. 1743

Heard at Montreal, Wednesday 13 January 1988

Concerning

QUEBEC NORTH SHORE & LABRADOR RAILWAY

And

UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION

DISPUTE:

Interpretation of Article 45.

JOINT STATEMENT OF ISSUE:

The Union grieved that the Railway has violated Article 45 of the Collective Agreement by not adding one additional brakeman when transporting bentonite in bulk in ore cars on one ore train.

The Railway contends that it complied with all the provisions of the Collective Agreement.

FOR THE UNION: FOR THE COMPANY:

(SGD.) JACQUES ROY (SGD.) A. BELLIVEAU

General Chairman Superintendent Labour Relations

There appeared on behalf of the Company:

D. Manzo Counsel, Montreal

J. Sirois Trainmaster, Sept-Îles

K. D. Turiff Superintendant, Maintenance of Equipment, Sept-Îles

A. Belliveau Manager, Human Ressources, Sept-Îles

J. Rondeau Labour Relations Officer, Sept-Îles

J. Y. Nadeau Superintendant, Transportation, Sept-Îles

P. Caouette Observer

And on behalf of the Union:

R. Cleary Counsel, Montreal

R. L. Proulx Vice-President, Ottawa

W. G. Scarrow General Chairman, Sarnia

AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR

For the reasons given in CROA 1742, the grievance must be dismissed.

(signed) MICHEL G. PICHER

ARBITRATOR