Union grieves after discovering surveillance cameras in plant

No 'real-time monitoring' of plant employees: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2018

After a strike that led to bad feelings between striking and non-striking employees at a large Winnipeg-area manufacturing facility, the company had 18 cameras installed to deter potential violence at the workplace. 
Carte International and its workers agreed to end a contentious strike in 2000 and the company decided it needed to install security cameras. It signed a back-to-work agreement with the union that included the line:

“Surveillance cameras have been installed in the workplace.”

At the time, the union, United Steelworkers (USW), Local 9355, believed only eight cameras were installed in the 17,000-square-foot facility. But the employer testified that 18 cameras were installed in 2000.