Get story straight, arbitrator rulesUnexplained absences end in termination for steelworker12/11/2013|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/11/2013 Ever-evolving excuses have led an arbitrator to dismiss a grievance against Essar Steel. United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 2251 filed a grievance on behalf of David Mazzuca, claiming the former Essar Steel employee was improperly and unjustly discharged.The former manufacturing line observer at the company’s steel plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was fired on Oct. 19, 2012, after missing two shifts in a week-long period in September. The company claimed Mazzuca was “less than forthcoming regarding the circumstances” surrounding his absences. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.