Since the arbitrator did not issue a cease-and-desist order (similar to an injunction) as per our application regarding Canada Post Corporation’s vaccination practice, the next step is for an arbitrator to hear the merit of the case by way of priority.
The cease-and-desist application asks an arbitrator to rule on whether the practice shall be suspended while grievances are heard on the merit. The questions that will be put to an arbitrator (or the scope) on the merit will be broader and different than the narrow criteria used for a cease-and-desist application.
We now have hearing dates scheduled for arguments on the merit, the first one on December 16, followed by January 6 and 18. We are also looking to reserve further dates if necessary.