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October 30, 2014

Considerations for the Canadian Media Guild

Yesterday, I posted about the CBC/Canadian Media Guild collective agreement and how in my view it precludes Jian Ghomeshi’s lawsuit from proceeding in court. Mr. Ghomeshi’s remedy for the termination of his employment rests with the grievance process provided for in the collective agreement. As a Union member, Mr. Ghomeshi’s interests in the grievance process...

July 14, 2009

The Duty of Fair Representation

It is not uncommon for Union members to feel aggrieved with the conduct of their Union. This can be especially true when a grievance stemming from a termination of employment is settled or withdrawn by the Union over the objection of the employee. Collective agreements almost invariably provide that the Union has the exclusive right...