CHCH-TV bankruptcy leads to complaints, investigation

Unifor alleges more than $3.5 million owed to employees in Ontario
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2016

Channel 11 filed for bankruptcy on Dec. 11, 2015. As a result, its 190 employees at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Ont., lost their jobs.

In the aftermath, Unifor — the union representing the CHCH employees — has filed several complaints against the employer with the Canada Industrial Relations Board.

Additionally, the federal government’s labour standards division has launched an investigation into the bankruptcy under the Canada Labour Code.