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Une grève illégale qui coûte cher : la faute d’omission d’un syndicat québécois le contraint à verser 9,9 millions $

Dans une décision rendue le 11 juin 2020[1], la Cour supérieure du Québec  a accueilli en partie une action collective à l’encontre de la Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec – Construction (FTQ‑C). Cette action collective vise, à titre de membres du groupe, les travailleurs et les employeurs comptant moins de 50 salariés qui ont été privés de travail ou de salaire à la suite de débrayages illégaux survenus sur plusieurs chantiers de construction au Québec à l’automne 2011. Il est reproché à la FTQ-C d’avoir encouragé et incité les travailleurs à participer à ces … Continue Reading

Ontario teachers ordered back to school after illegal strike

The government’s new School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, which passed last year, has become the subject of controversy. Secondary school teachers across Ontario have been on strike for multiple weeks keeping approximately 70,000 students out of the classroom.

The three school boards have taken this issue of these local strike’s legality to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The school boards sought a declaration that the local strikes in Durham, Peel, and Sudbury violate the new bargaining system as they are striking over provincially negotiated issues. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) rejected this argument on the basis … Continue Reading

Picketing in the age of Google

This article was written by Douglas de Jager, a candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

The right of striking workers to picket is an important tool in the collective bargaining process.  A picket traditionally involves the gathering of striking workers in a public place to demonstrate against their employer or to create awareness about the dispute and to gain the attention of the general public.

While picketing during a protected strike can sometimes be difficult to manage, a prudent employer quickly establishes picketing rules either by agreement or on application to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and … Continue Reading