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Employer jailed for ignoring union contract; No obligation to provide glowing reference letter
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2005

Employer jailed for ignoring union contract

FORT FRANCIS, ONT. — The owner of the Rainy Lake Hotel in Fort Francis, Ont., was sentenced to 30 days in jail after ignoring the terms of a collective agreement, arbitration awards and court orders.

Ladislav Syrovy disregarded rulings requiring the hotel to pay wages, provide T4 slips and remit health and dental plan group insurance premiums, union dues and other payments required by the collective agreement negotiated with the United Food and Commercial Workers.