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Recent decisions

This decision sets great precedent for trade unions looking to protect their bargaining rights from erosion by using the S.1(4) provision of the Act to seek related employer declaration against sub-contractors who are assigned bargaining unit work.

Jun 16, 2017

Arbitrator finds that mandatory leave program unilaterally imposed by employer is violation of the collective agreement and orders employee compensated.

Jan 16, 2017

Arbitrator reinstates discharged employee and provides comment with respect to the scope of the duty to accommodate an employee with a drug or alcohol addiction.

Sep 16, 2016

Arbitrator finds that if a supervisor improperly shares a worker's disability and private medical information, it can result in damages awarded to the employee against the employer. It sets a helpful precedent for all jurisdictions.

Jul 22, 2016

Arbitrator concludes that company failed to prove employee "knowingly and purposefully" threatened a co-worker by stating that he would choke him with his jacket. Discharge reduced to a five-day suspension.

Apr 28, 2016

Ken and Aleisha were successful in achieving the probationary employee's reinstatement. The Arbitrator found that the grounds cited for dismissal were factually inaccurate and unfounded, and appeared to camouflage the company's discriminatory reasons.

Mar 18, 2016

Carpenters prove Giffels Constructors Inc. to be the "true employer" in an application for certification at the OLRB.

Dec 16, 2015

Windsor Carpenters win jurisdictional dispute against Labourers concerning concrete formwork in the heavy engineering sector.

Oct 29, 2015

Arbitrator concludes that steps taken to change employee status of grievors in way that impacts their seniority rights is a violation of the collective agreement.

Oct 27, 2015

The OLRB concluded that the work in dispute (fabrication, installation, releasing and stripping the forms used in concrete formwork) had been incorrectly assigned to the Labourers on the basis of a finding that the work in dispute was ICI sector work.

Sep 11, 2015

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