Memo to employees outlining position didn’t undermine union: Board

Union already had all the information in the memo and had the opportunity to disseminate it to members
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A Regina hotel did not commit an unfair labour practice when it sent a memo to employees regarding its position in labour negotiations, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board has ruled.

In the fall of 2007, the West Harvest Inn began negotiating with its union for a new collective agreement. The two sides agreed on some issues but at an Oct. 15, 2007, meeting, the hotel said any agreement must be based on five of its proposed terms, including wages. The union disagreed and cut off talks.

After the meeting, the union president passed out buttons and spoke briefly to a few members on how things were proceeding but didn’t elaborate.