Newspaper turns page on bargaining unit work

Arbitrator finds company within its rights to contract out
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/18/2013

It turns out there is such thing as bad press, a local British Columbia newspaper found out.

The Nanaimo Daily News, a daily publication headquartered on Vancouver Island, contracted out a position the union claimed was exclusively bargaining unit work — especially after a provision outlining a premium for the job was agreed upon in the most recent collective agreement.

But a judge disagreed, and decided the newspaper was well within its rights to contract out an employee.