Supreme Court of Canada Rules Against Mandatory Unpaid Standby

Can an employer with a unionized workforce require its employees to work unpaid standby shifts? In the absence of express language in the collective agreement, employers may try to impose standby under the scope of general “management rights”. Although each case will depend…

The Honourable Minister Kelly Regan – It’s Time to Act

The Chronicle Herald strike/lock out has been going on for over eight months with no immediate resolution in sight. The women and men of the Halifax Typographical Union have been picketing daily outside of the Chronicle Herald premises on Joseph Howe Drive. The…