Union owes overpayment of wages

But no breach of contract
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A basic principle of law holds that there is no right without a remedy. This is a short way of saying that a right remains only theoretical, and therefore not of much practical value, if there is no way of enforcing it.

Oddly, in a recent labour dispute, a panel of British Columbia’s labour relations board did not agree with this proposition, at least when it came to the employer’s rights.

In order to bid on a non-union job, PCL Constructors Pacific made a special agreement with its unionized employees: so that PCL could land the job, the union agreed to waive certain provisions of its collective agreement.