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Interpreting the Collective Agreement: The Duty to Be Reasonable

Scott D. MacInnes
Publication date: January, 1999

Court rulings differ with respect to the authority of arbitrators to require management to act fairly and reasonably in exercising discretion under a collective agreement. This paper looks at the legal framework and the controversy over this aspect of arbitration with collective labour agreements.