(Sydney) – An eight-year-old legal battle between CUPE Local 2094 and three of its members at Seaview Manor has finally been resolved.
CUPE Equality Representative Jacquie Bramwell says, “This was a case where three union members took their union to the Labour Board with a duty of fair representation complaint. The case ended up at the Court of Appeal. I am happy to report that the union has been completely vindicated in the case.
“The local union officers and representatives were found to be fair and had fulfilled their duty to represent the three individuals,” says Bramwell.
The Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge’s finding that the three individuals were instrumental in breaking ranks and instigating a walkout nearly a decade ago. They had no basis for any complaint against the union.
Says Bramwell, “This has been hanging over Local 2094’s head for far too long, so they are obviously very pleased with the outcome.”
The Court of Appeal also ordered the three individuals to pay over $22,000 toward the union’s costs in defending the lawsuit.
Jacquie Bramwell John McCracken
CUPE Equality Rep. CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 240-7928 (Cell) (902) 455-4180 (o)