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THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT - Application - Interpretation

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 8:40 AM  

Application by Ottawa Hospital for judicial review of an arbitral award arising from a grievance filed by the respondent union. The issue determined at the arbitration was whether physicians’ assistants (PAs) were part of the “paramedical bargaining unit” as was defined in the collective agreement. The arbitrator concluded the PAs were within the scope of the bargaining unit. The hospital argued the arbitrator’s decision was unreasonable because the arbitrator undertook the wrong analysis in that he determined the PAs should have been within the scope of...