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Article 13 : discharge or suspension

13.1 Causes rendering an employee liable for immediate discharge of suspension include the following:

  • Any causes as provided for in the Ontario "Operating Engineers Act" as amended, under which an operator is subject to cancellation or suspension of certificate of qualification.
  • Disobedience
  • Smoking in prohibited areas
  • Neglect of duty
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Persistent failure or refusal to cooperate with fellow workers.
  • Dishonesty
  • Sleeping on job
  • Refusal to comply with Employer's rule
  • Any act or acts contrary to the interest of the Employer or of the employees.
  • Insubordination
  • Bringing unto the University's property of consuming intoxicants on the University's premises.

13.2 All employees have the right to have a Union representative present at any meeting associated to the above circumstances.

13.3 The Parties agree that the University may suspend an employee with full salary and all benefits during an administrative investigation. It is understood that such suspension does not constitute discipline and cannot be the subject of a grievance.

13.4 Suspension and Discharge

An employee who claims he has been wrongfully suspended or discharged must lodge his grievance, if any, within ten (10) working days after the actual date of suspension or discharge. If such claim is upheld, the University will reimburse the employee for lost wages, premiums and any other monetary considerations that might have been credited to him had he been normally employed at his works.