Employer breaches agreement by limiting union site visits

UFCW site visits 'within acceptable limits': Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/20/2018

When a union representative requested to visit a work site to wish members holiday greetings in December, he was denied access.

Jason Hanley, union representative for United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 175, wrote an email on Nov. 28, 2016, to Joan Nandlal, executive director of John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington in Ontario.

He wanted to schedule a visit to the organization’s three different sites on Dec. 16 in Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph — all in Ontario — to “stop by and say hi and wish our members happy holidays.” Hanley had worked for