Court of Queen’s Bench confirms Covered Bridge employees’ choice

Woodstock, New Brunswick – February 3, 2016 –The choice of employees at Covered Bridge Potato Chips to be represented by UFCW Canada Local 1288P has been upheld and respected by the Court of Queen’s Bench. On February 1, 2016, the court confirmed the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board’s May 15, 2015 rejection of an Application to terminate UFCW Canada Local 1288P’s bargaining rights.

In 2015, an attempt was made to terminate the right of the employees to be represented by UFCW Canada Local 1288P. The NB Labour and Employment Board ruled that the application was tainted by a reasonable perception of impermissible employers influence, and dismissed the Application on May 15, 2015. An application was then made to the NB Court of Queen’s Bench to overturn the Board’s decision. The Court’s decision rejecting that request was handed down February 1, 2016.

With this last legal challenge decided, the striking members are hoping that their employer will come back to the bargaining table and a mutually agreeable settlement can be reached. UFCW Canada Local 1288P is proud to represent the hard-working members at Covered Bridge Potato Chips, and is eager to return to the bargaining table on behalf of the members as soon as possible.

You can read the full decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench decision here.

Join the campaign for fairness at Covered Bridge and send a message to the company to get back to negotiating a fair contract.

NB Judicial Review Decision
01 February 2016

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