Four foreign workers have started a class action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Mac’s Convenience Stores, Overseas Immigration Services Inc., Overseas Career and Consulting Services Ltd. and Trident Immigration Services Ltd.
When an offshore mining company was given permission to staff its entire mine with temporary foreign workers, the lawyers of Koskie Glavin Gordon acted for two unions in bringing a challenge before the Federal Court. The result was that the Federal Government made revisions to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
In the first class-action lawsuit in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the lawyers of Koskie Glavin Gordon succeeded in getting class certification and settlement worth $1.4 million on behalf of foreign workers at Denny’s Restaurants.
Representing the United Steel-Workers, Local 1-423 on behalf of a group of its disabled members, our lawyers achieved a finding that Weyerhaeuser Co. terminated them mere months before a mill closure to avoid paying them the severance payments they were entitled to under the collective agreement.
Our lawyers acted for the Brewery Winery & Distillery Workers Local 300 in successfully challenging the employer’s interpretation of the pension plan up to the BC Supreme Court, in a case that resulted in over a million dollars in additional pension benefits flowing to the workers.
This case involved 3 grievances brought by Local 500 and, over the course of 28 days of hearing that included evidence from competing expert witnesses, the Union succeeded in all aspects of its case requiring the employers to implement new safe work procedures using guardrails when shipping grain in inclement…