GR# 0910 - Denial of PAS after resignation from SL position

Collective Agreement referenced: 2017 - 2021

Article(s): Article 54

Nature of Dispute:  The University failed to take into consideration the previously earned sessional senority and/or preferred applicant status (PAS) during a sessional appointment process. The sessional seniority and/or PAS was incorrectly denied because the University alleged that previously earned sessional seniority and/or PAS is not retained once a Sessional Lecturer has retired.

Result of Grievance: On October 23, 2020 Arbitrator Jasbir Parmar upheld the grievance, confirming that the University breached the collective agreement. In sum, resignation of employment as a sessional lecturer is not a basis to terminate PAS as a sessional instructor. An individual who has previously been employed as a sessional instructor and obtained PAS for a specific course may rely on that status in the future when applying for an appointment for a posted course whether or not they are a member of the bargaining unit at the time of application. For more information, read the Arbitrator's Award below.

Grievance initiated: September 17, 2019
Grievance resolved: October 23, 2020

Reference Docs:
(1) GR# 0910
(2) Arbitrator's Award