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LABOUR RELATIONS - Employees - Refusal to work - Unsafe work - Working conditions

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 01:06 PM  

Application by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Air Canada Component (CUPE) for judicial review of the decision of an Appeals Officer of the Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal Canada (Tribunal) upholding Air Canada’s finding that there was no danger to employees in working in the presence of certain chemicals in airplanes. On June 23, 2011, flight crew members noticed a strong odour after takeoff and before landing of a commercial flight. The crew members refused to work on the next flight, despite the view of...