CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

16 Year Old Burger King Worker wins at Saskachewan Human Rights Commission

A young worker of Burger King in Swift Current wins after a three year battle to show that he had wrongfuly been dismissed from employment due to a family relationship.

The young worker's father worked for the Province of Saskatchewan as a Labour Standards Officer [25 years service]. At the heart of the issue was the short notice given for changes to schedule work shifts and hours. One example was an extension of shift by 1/2 hour with no notice right at the end of the shift. There was concern raised throughout the ~1 month employment of scheduling problems and the evidence was interesting in the planned manner in which the young worker would become terminated prior to his probation ending. Other Labour Standards were being violated and the Managers were concerned that they would have difficulty dealing with inspections and orders from the Labour Standards, should they become aware of the issues through the family relationship.

The complainant is currently a university student and received $1500 in the award.

original link was from Labour Headline News

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