Overtime situation at Windsor sugar refinery boils over

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U.F.C.W., Local 278W v. Canadian Blending & Processing Inc., 2002 CarswellOnt 5543 (L.A.C.)

Guy Rocheleau was a shift engineer, operating and maintaining steam boilers for Canadian Blending and Processing Inc., a sugar refinery in Windsor, Ont.

In February 2001, he was told by his supervisor that he would have to work a 12-hour shift the next night. He refused, telling his boss that the company did not have the required Ministry of Labour approval to order overtime work.