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Court rules in favour of TWU in decision re M Williams

Postby sammy » Thu May 12, 2011 8:51 pm

Posted 2011-May-12
The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta returned its decision, ruling in favour of the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) in the Mimi Williams v. TWU case on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

The two issues were:

1) Did the TWU wrongfully dismiss the plaintiff after she was terminated by Telus?

2) If it did, is the plaintiff entitled to salary and benefits to the end of her elected term and in what amounts? If wrongfully dismissed, is the plaintiff entitled to aggravated and punitive damages?

Mimi Williams, a former Telus employee and TWU Business Agent (BA), lost her position as a BA in 2007 when her job was terminated from Telus for incidents that occurred during the 2005 labour dispute between the Union and the Company. The 2007 Convention upheld the acting President’s (Peter Massy) decision following her appeal to the Convention to overturn his interpretation of the TWU Constitution when he determined she could not hold her BA position. Mimi Williams sued the TWU for wrongful dismissal and sought to be paid to the end of her term, as well as aggravated and punitive damages.

The May 10 decision determined that Mimi Williams was not wrongfully dismissed and that the TWU did not act in bad faith as she had alleged.

To read the Memorandum of Decision in full, please refer to the following link: http://www.twu-stt.ca/sites/default/files/20110511.pdf


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Postby NC » Sun May 15, 2011 9:47 am

Thanks Sammy, I wil try to get a better copy of it.

Posted a few minutes later:
It is of course too soon, the ABQB file number has not yet reach 314. I will post it as soon as I get it.

Find - Desiderata - read it

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Postby Mimi Williams » Fri May 27, 2011 10:54 am

In the interest of only that I'm lazy, I'm just copying what I just posted on VFC:

With time to digest the judgement and a meeting with my lawyer this morning out of the way, I can report that I know 2 things:

1) We are appealing. This decision has implications that go well beyond me and the TWU. It cannot be let stand.

2) If my signature ever finds its way to a confidentiality agreement relative to the TWU, it will have been signed with a pen clutched by my cold, dead hands. I can be beat, bullied and worse, but I will *never* be silenced. That's just not the way I roll.


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