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Labour board has jurisdiction even though collective agreement with CAW expired: Court
By Grant Cameron
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/27/2013

Say a truck assembly plant closes its doors permanently and the company has no collective agreement in place with its laid-off unionized workforce.

Should the terms of the previous collective agreement apply or do the rules of common law take over?

An Ontario Superior Court ruling, it appears, has settled that sticky issue — at least for now.