Tag: Act s. 55

  • Oakland Construction Services Inc. v. Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 183, 2016 CanLII 88446 (L. Steinberg) – Past Contribution Obligations Considered Vested for Purposes of Arbitrator’s Jurisdiction

    The union launched a grievance arguing that for 24 years the employer had failed to make contributions to the multi-employer pension plan (MEPP) in which its employees participated in the amounts required by the collective agreements.

    Much of these contribution obligations were governed by the terms of expired collective agreements.  Thus, the arbitrator was asked to first consider whether he had jurisdiction over obligations that arose under expired collective agreements.

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