Ontario hotel owner jailed after ignoring arbitrators’ decisions

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has obtained a significant decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The court held an employer liable in contempt of court for failing to abide by and adhere to arbitration decisions and orders issued by three different arbitrators appointed under a collective agreement. John Evans takes an in-depth look.
By John Evans
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Ignore an arbitrator’s order and you may suffer the wrath of the court in the strongest terms.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Locals 175 and 633 has obtained a significant decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The court held an employer, the Rainy Lake Hotel in Fort Frances, Ont., liable in contempt of court for failing to abide by and adhere to arbitration decisions and orders issued by three different arbitrators appointed under a collective agreement entered into under the

Labour Relations Act, 1995