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Stressed employees at CBA’s Ottawa office move to unionize the 122-year-old national organization

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 5:34 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Lawyer’s Daily has learned that workers at the national headquarters of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) in Ottawa have filed an application to unionize — triggered, in part, some say, by stressful working conditions flowing from months of uncertainty around anticipated job cuts; unreasonable and unfair workloads arising from the resulting multiple staff departures; and the CBA leadership’s alleged failure to adequately consult — and communicate — with a cadre of mostly longtime dedicated employees about the organization’s restructuring and downsizing plans.

Valerie Roberts-Francis, an...