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Presentation: "Labour Relations Update for Unionized Employers"

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia - Canada/Federal

It was the 2003 Lawson Lundell Labour & Employment Law client seminar today. Along with my co-presenter, I presented the "Labour Relations Update for Unionized Employers", which was a review of key labour cases and developments over the past 12 months. 

B.C. Labour Relations Code Review Committee releases report examining 14 issues

The Report of the B.C. Labour Relations Code Review Committee to the Minister of Skills Development and Labour was issued on April 11, 2003.

The committee - consisting of Daniel Johnston, John Bowman, Eric Harris, Bruce Laughton and Marcia Smith - was appointed by the BC Government in December 2002 as special advisors under section 3 of the Code to provide advice on 14 specific issues.

The appointment of the committee was preceded by the release of a discussion paper by the Minister of Skills Development and Labour that had set out ideas for potential changes to the Code.

The Report is worth reading for its review of the Code's history alone. The 14 specific issues addressed in the Report are:  read more »

Dismissed grievor's defence that he was addicted to internet pornography rejected, as chose not to get help

Jurisdiction: - Ontario
Sector: - Transportation

Public Service Alliance of Canada v. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Ontario Grievance Arbitration, D. Murray, November 12, 2001)

Causal link between mental condition and viewing pornography; suspension substituted for termination

Jurisdiction: - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 101 v. City of London (Ontario Grievance Arbitration, W. Marcotte, October 5, 2001)

"Interpreting the Collective Agreement: The Duty to Be Reasonable"

Scott D. MacInnes has written a paper entitted, "Interpreting the Collective Agreement: The Duty to Be Reasonable" (1999).

It was written for the Current Issues Series and published by IRC Press, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University.

The Executive Summary states:  read more »