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Labour Law - Unions - Civil liability of unions - Duties - Representation of members - Duty of fair representation - Scope of duty

Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendants, the Union and the trustees of the Union’s long-term disability (LTD) fund, from an order certifying a class action by the plaintiffs, Watt and Hensman. The plaintiffs were members of the defendant Union and recipients of benefits under employee-funded LTD plans established by the Union for the benefit of its members. The Union made amendments to the LTD plans and trusts to address funding deficits that resulted in a reduction of benefits paid to disabled members, such as the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs...