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Description: An arbitrator has ruled the Canadian Union of Postal Workers must pay $50,000 in damages for walkouts in 2008.

Source: Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog

Date: 10/11/2011


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Questions for discussion:

  • Why was the union ordered to pay damages?
  • Why was the union, as opposed to just the workers involved, held to be liable?
  • How did the arbitrator settle on the figure of $50,000?
  • Dr. Doorey asks: “Is that a fair outcome?” What do you think?
  • Dr. Doorey also asks: “Here, the union officials were directly involved in organizing the strike.  Do you think the outcome would/should be different if union members engage in an unlawful strike without any direct involvement of union officials?” What do you think?

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