Can a unionized employer terminate an employee’s employment for refusing to be tested for COVID-19?

In the recent decision between Ontario Power Generation and The Power Workers Union, the Arbitrator determined three issues, two that are important for unionized employers are as follows: Who bears the cost of testing for unvaccinated employees when it is a requirement of the employer in order to attend the workplace; and Is the termination […]

Vaccination Policies in the Unionized Environment – What Do the Cases Say?

Since the introduction of Covid-19 vaccinations in early 2021, some employees have refused to get vaccinated for a variety of reasons including privacy, personal belief, medical or religious reasons. In response to the pandemic, many employers have implemented mandatory vaccine policies in an effort to provide safe workplaces. Some policies are being challenged by unions […]