Article 16.04 states "Any employee who has successfully bid under this Article will not be considered for another posted job before six (6) months from the date of a successful bid." In dispute was the definition of "successful bid". The employer interpreted "successful bid"as the date an employee started working in their current position. Ms. Beckett's (and that of the Local Union's) interpretation was the date the employee accepted the offer of the position.
Arbitrator Goodfellow ruled that the employer's interpretation of the language was wrong and ruled in favour of Ms. Beckett and the Local Union.
To read the full text of Arbitrator Goodfellow's award, click here. Please note that the language of Article 16.04 was amended in the recent round of collective bargaining, subsequent to the filing of the grievance.
Congratulations Ms. Beckett!!!