Labour board ruling sets precedent

Union says getting severance after a strike is in serious jeopardy
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/02/2010

Former unionized workers at a Saskatoon printing company are appealing a recent decision by the Saskatchewan Labour Board, after losing their bid for severance — a decision the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) says could have far-reaching consequences.

“It’s a very dangerous precedent,” says Rhoda Cossar, national representative with the CEP. “It’s union busting at its finest.”