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May 10, 2018
On January 23, 2018, a senior British Columbia arbitrator, John Kinzie, released a significant decision concerning random drug and alcohol testing in unionized workplaces. The decision, USW Locals 7884 and 9346 v. Teck Coal Ltd. followed the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada in Irving Pulp and Paper, and built upon on the arbitral
Labourers’ International Union of North America, Ontario Provincial District Council, Applicant v. Govan Brown & Associates Limited et. al.
March 29, 2018
For decades, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has considered only the wishes of those persons employed in the bargaining unit on the date of application in construction industry proceedings. “Steady eddies”, disabled employees, and others who are absent from work on the date of application for any number of reasons are thereby excluded from the
March 22, 2018
Recent amendments to the Ontario Labour Relations Act, added after the passage of Bill 148, have created a new tool for trade unions to assist with their organizing campaigns. Unions can now make an application to the Labour Relations Board for an order requiring an employer to provide a list of its employees to the