CUPW challenge based on B.C. Health Services ruling

Objection to back-to-work legislation would push boundaries for court: legal experts
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/22/2011

Legal experts say a decision by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to challenge the federal government’s return-to-work legislation could have far-reaching consequences for labour relations if it goes ahead.

CUPW’s 15-member national executive board has decided to file a legal challenge after 50,000 Canada Post workers were ordered back to work under settlements arranged by the federal government.

The union says Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects their right to belong to a union and bargain collectively.