Union meeting brawl leads to backlash

CUPE president suspended following fight
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/19/2015

Several punches may have been thrown at a union meeting but it was ultimately one hit — hitting "send" — that resulted in Everett Godfrey’s suspension.

Godfrey, the president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1251, was suspended for three days after he used his employer’s email system to share his opinions regarding a fight that took place during a union meeting.

He grieved the suspension, seeking to be paid all lost wages and benefits affected by the suspension and to have all letters associated with the suspension removed from his files.