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Disclosure of Employee Revenue Information to Union not a Breach of the Personal Information Protection Act

Comox Valley Distribution Ltd. v United Steelworkers, Local 1-1937, 2017 CanLII 72391 (BC LA) In response to complaints that junior drivers were being favoured over senior drivers in the assignment of freight delivery runs the union and employer negotiated quarterly union management meetings to resolve these issues. In advance of one of these meetings the union asked the employer to provide ...
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Arbitrator Strikes Down Annual Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy and Awards “Significant Damages” for Breaches of Workers’ Privacy Rights

Seaspan ULC v. Canadian Merchant Service Guild (Chambers and Group Grievances), [2017] C.L.A.D. No. 22 (McEwan). The Canadian Merchant Service Guild (the “Union”) challenged Seaspan’s (the “Employer”) right to require annual drug and alcohol testing for officers under threat of penalty. The Employer felt it was entitled to introduce the testing because it agreed to do so as a term of its contra...
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