No union representation makes worker’s dismissal null and void: ArbitratorEmployer didn't follow collective agreement rules before dismissing employee04/15/2015|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/15/2015 An arbitrator has reinstated a unionized Ontario worker who was fired for sleeping on the job but wasn’t allowed union representation before he was dismissed. The worker was employed with Crosby Canada, a manufacturer of forged and assembled steel products such as hooks, shackles, clamps and other items used in the construction, mining, and oil and gas industries. He was part of a crew that operated large pieces of equipment used in the manufacturing process. The crewmembers rotated through the machines every 15 minutes so they each used all of the machines. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.