Robert Logue

Associate

Background & Experience

Robert Logue studied law at the University of Victoria where he obtained his Juris Doctor (Co-op) in 2013, completing four co-op terms including one with a trade union in British Columbia and another working at an international law firm in Bangkok, Thailand. During law school, he participated in The Law Centre Clinical Law Program, where he gained experience providing legal representation to low-income members of the community in human rights, employment, criminal, and landlord and tenant matters.

After articling with a national trade union in Ottawa, Robert worked as in-house counsel for the same trade union in Saskatchewan. He has advocated before labour arbitrators, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, the Ontario and BC Human Rights Tribunals, as well as the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Saskatchewan. He also has experience facilitating training for union staff and speaking on a variety of legal topics at union conferences.

Beyond the law, Robert has a strong interest in long distance running, including the marathon.

Representative Matters

  • UFCW Local 247 v. G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd., 2017 CIRB 850 - When the Union applied to represent a group of supervisors in the aviation security industry, the Employer objected on the basis that all of the members of the proposed bargaining unit were managers.  Robert succeeded in convincing the Canada Industrial Relations Board that the group of employees were in fact supervisory employees with the right to collective bargaining, without calling a single witness from the proposed bargaining unit.
  • Prairie North Health Region v Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 5111, 2015 CanLII 85338 (SK LA) – Co-counsel for the Union in its successful policy grievance challenging the mandatory use of last names on employee name tags in the healthcare industry. The arbitration board upheld the Union’s grievance on grounds that it violated occupational health and safety laws, infringed on employee privacy, and was unreasonable

Education

  • University of Victoria – J.D. (Co-op)
  • King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario – B.A.

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

Associations

  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Publications

  • "Bill 168 - Five Years Later - Where Are We Now?" by Robert Logue & Anne Gregory, in Sproat, John R., Employment Law Manual, loose-leaf (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2014).