No obligation for union to grieve legitimate firing: Board

Union investigated worker’s disciplinary history and conduct and found employer had just cause for dismissal
|employmentlawtoday.com|Last Updated: 03/03/2009

A British Columbia trade union did not act arbitrarily or in bad faith when it decided not to pursue a grievance against an employer who fired a worker for not doing his job.

David Winser was a fuel truck driver for a B.C. fuel company. Part of his job involved making sure operators made their trucks accessible for fueling and keeping company vehicles fuelled and oiled. In October 2007 Winsler was warned he needed to do a better job. Two months later, in December, he was laid off, but he was recalled in January 2008.