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Liberals Introduce Back to Work Legislation to End York Strike

Liberals Introduce Back to Work Legislation to End York Strike

May 7 2018 The Liberals finally delivered York University what it wanted all along: interest arbitration.  It took two months from the commencement of a bitter strike.  Here is a…

Special Investigator Kaplan Recommends Interest Arbitration, Criticizes CUPE’s Bargaining Strategy

Special Investigator Kaplan Recommends Interest Arbitration, Criticizes CUPE’s Bargaining Strategy

The special Industrial Inquiry Commissioner, William Kaplan, has issued his final report.  For reasons that are not clear to me, the government does not appear to release these Industrial Inquiry…

Announcing the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award Winner

Announcing the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award Winner

May 2 2018 Professor Alison Braley-Rattai of Brock University’s Department of Labour Studies is the recipient of the inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award for her paper entitled “Canada’s…

Fantastic Job Opportunity to do Research Work in Glasgow on Precarious Work and Law

Fantastic Job Opportunity to do Research Work in Glasgow on Precarious Work and Law

  April 13 2018 Professor Ruth Dukes of Glasgow School of Law, my good friend and international labour law star (and co-teacher with me in Osgoode’s LLM upcoming program in labour…

CUPE3903 Soundly Rejects York’s “Final Offer” in Forced Vote. Now What?

CUPE3903 Soundly Rejects York’s “Final Offer” in Forced Vote.  Now What?

 April 9 2018 Striking CUPE3903 members at York University have soundly rejected York University’s proposed collective agreement. The Vote Results The results of the vote, which was ordered after York…

Real Pleadings: York and CUPE File Competing Unfair Labour Practice Complaints

Real Pleadings:  York and CUPE File Competing Unfair Labour Practice Complaints

March 28 2018 Instructors represented by CUPE 3093 have been on strike since March 5.  This past week there were a couple of notable legal developments which have escalated the…

On French Stereotypes and the Case of the “Aggressive” Milestones Waiter

On French Stereotypes and the Case of the “Aggressive” Milestones Waiter

March 28 2018 A curious little case out of British Columbia recently made international news.  I first read about the case in The Guardian from England, and later saw a…

How Will the York Strike End?

How Will the York Strike End?

UPDATE:    March 27 2018 On March 27, York University exercised its legal right to request that the government conduct a “final offer vote” (see below) on its last offer…

Someone (a York Employee) Purchased “CUPE3903.com” to Redirect Traffic to York University’s Strike Page. Did They Break Any Laws?

Someone (a York Employee) Purchased “CUPE3903.com” to Redirect Traffic to York University’s Strike Page.  Did They Break Any Laws?

UPDATE 2 (APRIL 4 2018): Time for another brief update on this post, which began about a month ago when I discussed what was then a hypothetical scenario:  What if…

Impaired Driving Not Cause for Dismissal of Assistant Fire Chief

Impaired Driving Not Cause for Dismissal of Assistant Fire Chief

February 22 2018 An Assistant Fire Chief driving is pulled over for suspected impaired driving whereupon he fails two breathalyzer tests.  He was driving the Fire Chief’s truck, which was…