Union drops flag flap

Grievance against municipal councillor a "misunderstanding", says union
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/12/2006

A municipal union dropped its grievance against a Scugog, Ont., municipal councillor for lowering the town hall flag to half mast on the weekend following the death of a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan.

In Scugog Township, unionized municipal employees are supposed to raise and lower the Canadian flag on township properties, according to CUPE Local 1785-01's collective agreement with the municipality.

Scugog Councillor Lynn Philip Hodgson heard about the death of Canadian medic Cpl. Andrew James Eykelenboom in Kandahar on a Saturday afternoon in mid-August.