Tread carefully in union-member dispute

Fines, requests for termination possible consequences of disputes
By Anthony Moffatt and Christine Kostiuk
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/19/2009

Dealing with problems between a unionized worker and a union can raise some interesting and complicated scenarios for employers. A union member who has a dispute with his union may turn to his employer for help. Or, an employer may have an employee who has been suspended or expelled from the union, but wants to continue employment.

To navigate through these types of scenarios, employers must be aware of their obligations and rights, as well as those of the union, in internal union-member disputes.

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