Clothes make the working man, city staffers learn

Employer can dictate uniform shopping schedule for workers, judge rules
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/28/2013

Despite its poor execution, an employer has won its bid to dictate the uniform purchase timeline for its staff.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) complained after the municipality of Halton, Ont., gave its employees an ultimatum to purchase their work uniforms.

The union claimed the collective agreement did not permit the employer to dictate to employees when uniform purchases were to be made.