CANADIAN RAILWAY OFFICE OF ARBITRATION
CASE NO. 2818
Heard in Montreal, Thursday, 16 January 1997
Canadian National Railway Company
National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada)
Assessment of discipline to Mr. T. DeRose of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Joint STATEMENT OF ISSUE:
Following an investigation held on 15 September 1993, Mr. DeRose was assessed 30 demerits for conduct unbecoming a CN employee as the result of an altercation which took place between Mr. T. DeRose and his supervisor Mr. R. Davis on 09 September 1993.
It is the Union’s position that Mr. Davis was the instigator of the incident and Mr. DeRose was only acting in self-defense when he participated in the altercation. Therefore, the Union is requesting that Mr. DeRose’s file be expunged of all discipline and that he be compensated for all wages and benefits as a result of his suspension.
The Company denies the request.
FOR THE Union: for the Company:
(SGD.) A. S. Wepruk (sgd.) J. Torchia
National Coordinator for: Senior Vice-President, Western Canada
There appeared on behalf of the Company:
D. Lanthier – Labour Relations Officer, Edmonton
S. Michaud – Labour Relations Officer, Edmonton
J. Dixon – Manager, Labour Relations, Edmonton
C Colquhoun – Senior Technical Officer, Winnipeg
And on behalf of the Union:
A. S. Wepruk – National Coordinator, Montreal
A. DeRose – Grievor
AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR
For the reasons related in CROA 2821, the grievance is allowed, in part.
January 20, 1997 (signed) MICHEL G. PICHER