Failure to call in triggers last chance termination

The grievor was working under a last chance agreement requiring him to report any absence. He arrived at the plant and was unable to gain entrance. He reported the absence two days later. He was fired. The arbitrator found it was not the validity of his excuse but the failure to inform the company promptly that was at issue.

A worker was fired under the terms of a Last Chance Agreement (LCA) after failing to call in to report an absence. The union grieved, arguing the worker had not violated the LCA.

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