CANADIAN RAILWAY OFFICE OF ARBITRATION
CASE NO. 2686
Heard in Montreal, Wednesday, 13 December 1995
Canadian National Railway Company
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees
Assessment of discipline to Mr. L. Cartier.
JOINT STATEMENT OF ISSUE:
On October 24, 1994, the grievor was assessed 20 demerits for an alleged "violation of Rule 803/807 as set out in the Rules for the Protection of Track Units and Track Work." This resulted in the grievor’s discharge for accumulation of demerits.
The Union contends that the discipline assessed was too severe and unwarranted in the circumstances.
The Union requests that the discipline assessed be removed from the grievor’s record and that the grievor be returned to duty forthwith without loss of seniority and with full compensation for all losses incurred as a result of this matter.
The Company denies the Union’s contentions and declines the Union’s request.
FOR THE BROTHERHOOD: FOR THE COMPANY:
(SGD.) R. F. Liberty (SGD.) J. Torchia
System Federation General Chairman for: Senior Vice-President, Western Canada
There appeared on behalf of the Company:
S. Michaud – Labour Relations Officer, Edmonton
J. Dixon – Assistant Manager, Labour Relations, Edmonton
L. McKay – Track Supervisor - Engineering, Peace River
A. C. Giroux – Legal Counsel, Montreal
N. Dionne – Manager, Labour Relations, Montreal
And on behalf of the Brotherhood:
P. Davidson – Counsel, Ottawa
R. F. Liberty – System Federation General Chairman, Ottawa
D. B. Brown – Sr. Counsel, Ottawa
AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR
For the reasons related in CROA 2688, the grievance is allowed, in part.
December 15, 1995 (signed) MICHEL G. PICHER