CP Railway CEO says company will challenge arbitrator’s order to reinstate "cocaine-using" locomotive engineer
Here's an interesting news release that Canadian Pacific Railway Limited issued on July 16, 2014 concerning an arbitrator's decision to order an employee re-instated:
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX/NYSE: CP) announced today it will be asking the Superior Court of Quebec to stay a July 14, 2014 decision by the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration (CROA), which ruled a locomotive engineer, who consumed cocaine at a time and of a quantity which could impact his duties, must be reinstated.
CP also announced it will be appealing the agency's order to the Superior Court of Quebec asking it to overturn the decision. read more »
SCC: Wal-Mart's decision to close recently unionized store in Quebec violated "statutory freeze" provisions
In United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 503 v. Wal‑Mart Canada Corp. 2014 SCC 45, a 5/2 majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Wal-Mart's decision to close a recently unionized store in Jonquière, Quebec violated the "statutory freeze" provisions found in Section 59 of the Quebec Labour Code.
The case headnote is as follows: read more »
Employee's pornography viewing at work not linked to recognized disability; dismissal upheld by arbitrator
Interior Health Authority (South Similkameen Health Centre) and Hospital Employees' Union, (R.P. Discharge)  B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 44 (Kate Young)
Alberta arbitrator: derogatory/threatening Facebook postings about supervisors justified dismissal for cause
In Canada Post v. Canadian Union of Postal Workers,  C.L.A.D. No. 85 (March 21, 2012 Ponak) an Alberta arbitrator ruled that employee's derogatory and threatening Facebook postings about her supervisors justified dismissal for cause.
The headnote of the decision summarizes it as follows: read more »