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Canadian HR Reporter article on Fines

Discussion about the issue of Unions fining their members.
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Canadian HR Reporter article on Fines

Postby NC » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:23 pm

We're famous.

A very interesting pair of articles appeared on April 24th in Canadian HR Reporter magazine.. One of the writers mentions our humble wen forum, and the Telus TWU issue:
Mortimer: Googling the Internet for more research on fines levied by other unions turns up the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU). It is issuing fines to Alberta members who worked during last year’s Telus dispute. Thousands of union members crossed picket lines. Some fines are reported to be as high as $10,000 — even though its own constitution says fines are “not to exceed $1,000.”
then again...
Mortimer…union-run trials that have been described by posters in a chat room on www.labourtalk.ca as a “kangaroo court,” where “no amount of argument can change [their] opinion.” One chat room member wisely cautioned those who are hijacked by the TWU tribunals to “avail themselves of the services of the lawyer.”
Both points are posted below in seperate threads if anyone wants to comment. I tried to get these onto VFC... nothing, I am of course not allowed on.

Are any VFC posters allowed to read here anymore? If so, I would love to hear what they have to say about fines over on TWU's VFC site.



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Postby finian » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:21 pm

Are any VFC posters allowed to read here anymore? If so, I would love to hear what they have to say about fines over on TWU's VFC site.
It would appear they aren't allowed to discuss the matter anymore. Many are asking but moderators say they won't post any info about the tribunals. That’s why I came here for a peak. It’s pretty much a given that most are hoping and anticipating fines will be issued. I will concede that the debate seems to be over whether the constitution allows for a one-time fine of $1,000.00 or a thousand dollars per offence.



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Postby NC » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:13 pm

Yeah, well as tired as I personally am about fines, they have to be addressed. It is tiring to keep beating the damn horse but... it won't die. Everytime one side makes ground the other pushes them all the way back to the start again.


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Postby JohnDoe » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:22 pm

Just noticed this, but it mentions labourtalk.ca, not labourtalk.org.


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Postby finian » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:55 am

Just noticed this, but it mentions labourtalk.ca, not labourtalk.org.
OK what's labourtalk.ca? The site seems to be disabled.



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Postby Ash » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:05 am

Its our old URL.


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Postby JohnDoe » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:33 am

Yup, labourtalk.ca was our previous address.

"The website you have entered is not in service, please check the address and try again, if you need assistance... well... too bad."

(Can you tell I'm a telephone operator? :lol: That's my modified and preferred OOS [out of service] recording.)

Anyway, aproximately November of last year, we changed forum ownership. Along with that came a change in top level lettering. We currently own:

http://www.labourtalk.com
http://www.labourtalk.info
http://www.labourtalk.net
http://www.labourtalk.org

and for those that can't spell:

http://www.labortalk.net

All of the sites are forwarded to our regular address of labourtalk.org. Hope that helps! ... "if you need assistance... well... too bad."


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Postby NC » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:45 pm

We have too many names, I lost track sometime in February. Thanks for the refresher.


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