EC Policy Grievance Denied at ArbitrationOctober 15, 2010
The grievance was denied by Arbitrator Michele A. Pineau in a decision issued September 9, 2010. Ms. Pineau submitted that, having signed the collective agreement with the EC rates of pay, CAPE agreed that these were, in fact, the newly negotiated rates of pay negotiated in relation to the EC Conversion.
"It is quite obvious that the Public Service Labour Relations Board and CAPE do not agree on the sequence of events and on the interpretation of the EC Collective Agreement," said CAPE President Claude Poirier. "We will take the decision under consideration and make a decision in the coming weeks as to a possible appeal."