Quebec vets demand overtime pay for travel

Adjudicator allows grievances against CFIA to go ahead
By Sarah Dobson
||Last Updated: 09/13/2007

The grievances of several Quebec employees denied overtime compensation for travel and training have been allowed to go ahead, following a June 7, 2007, decision by the Public Services Labour Relations Board in Ottawa.

Veterinarians working for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a government body dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, were required to attend training outside their normal work area. They then requested overtime compensation for time spent, beyond their regular work schedule, for training and traveling between their residences or their accommodations and the training site.