A policy grievance filed on behalf of all of the members of Local 8 (Advance) and an individual member’s grievance will be heard by an arbitrator on September 12, 13 and 14. The grievances challenge the employer’s termination of an employee’s extended health benefits while he was on LTD.
“Termination of an employee’s extended health benefits while he or she is on LTD imposes a hardship at a time when the individual and their family can least afford it,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “This is a case that potentially affects all Local 8 members working for Advance Tank Production and Advance Tank Centres. We will make a strong argument to protect vulnerable employees.”
Local 8 will be represented at the arbitration by Local president Doug Murray and GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner.