Facebook post leads to disciplinary memo

Online post discussed ongoing negotiations
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/04/2016

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1603 filed a group grievance on behalf of Mary Goddard, Tammy Nadeau and Darlene Almon after a Facebook post led to discipline.

The three were employees at the Saint John, N.B., nursing home Rocmaura. A letter was placed in their personnel files after they failed to appear at a meeting with management regarding a post on Almon’s Facebook account.

The post encouraged employees to wear red in support of the union’s bargaining unit as it negotiated with the employer. The post referred to the negotiations as an “upsetting and stressful time.”