Contact information rightfully disclosed to union: Supreme Court

Information used to contact employees regarding union business
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/24/2014

Providing the union with personal contact information of an employee did not violate privacy rights, the supreme court has ruled.

In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal (and before that, the Public Service Labour Relations Board), saying the government acted appropriately when it provided the union with contact information of its employees.

Elizabeth Bernard, employed in the federal public service, has been fighting this battle for about two decades.