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Firing of Lac-Megantic engineer ruled illegal, but he won’t be returning to work

(Source: Canadian Press, January 23, 2019)

MONTREAL — An arbitrator says the firing last summer of Thomas Harding, the train engineer involved in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, was illegal. He won’t be returning to work, but he will get financial compensation. Harding was acquitted in January 2018 of criminal negligence causing death. The union asked that Harding be reinstated, but the arbitrator said that considering the circumstances a financial compensation was more appropriate. The amount has not been determined.

Full story: Montreal Gazette

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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