Seneca College union cannot gather on campus

Union's request patently broad: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2016

The union that represents workers at Seneca College was denied a request for permission to engage in union activity on campus, and rightly so, an arbitrator has decided.

According to the collective agreement, there could be no solicitation of membership dues, meetings or other union activities on college property, except as specifically stated otherwise.

On Oct. 9, 2014, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) formally requested permission to gather on campus in areas like the cafeteria “for the purpose of informing students and other members of the Seneca community of imminent staffing changes at Seneca, and to solicit opinions of such.”