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Canada: Unions Entitled To Collect Personal Contact Information From Employers

Mondaq Business Briefing 

February 28, 2014 Friday  
 
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Canada: Unions Entitled To Collect Personal Contact Information From Employers

Jennifer McKenzie 

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled this month that unions are entitled to collect personal home contact information for bargaining unit members from employers - even for employees who don't join the union. 
 
Canada's historic "Rand Formula" states that while an individual cannot be forced to become a member of a union, she cannot expect the benefits of union action without paying for it. As a result, such employees pay dues but remain outside the union itself. Bernard was one such employee who alleged that the disclosure of her home contact information by her employer to the union violated her rights under the Privacy Act, and section 2(d) and 8 of the Charter, (freedom of association and unconstitutional search and seizure).

Last Updated (Monday, 14 April 2014 10:10)

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