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Trades Employees Assigned Vacation Relief Work Contraves Collective Agreement
September 29, 2000

In an arbitration award issued September 5, 2000, ( Eurocan and CEP, Loc 298) Arbitrator Emily Burke held that it was not a contravention of the collective agreement to assign trades employees (millwrights) to do vacation relief work of the oilers. There was no evidence of a non-millwright performing millwright duties during the contested assignments. It was also held that Eurocan was not required to post for vacation relief. Finally, the arbitrator recognized that the parties agreed to full flexibility in the new collective agreement as opposed to limited flexibility. Eurocan was represented by Harris & Company counsel.

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