Our Work

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

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 weather.  The parties consolidated 3 …

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Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association

Anthony Glavin and Rob De Luca win a $10,000,000 award for the Union in a case involving Bargaining Compensation Comparability with the BC Nurses Union. The arbitrator found that the HSPBA had successfully established “Me Too” claim when comparing benefit regimes with BCNU. The award (just shy of $10,000,000) required payment of interest in accordance …

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Protecting Union Rights in Union Trusts

On February 8, 2023, Koskie Glavin Gordon successfully represented the Union of B.C. Performers (UBCP) at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.  The decision concerned UBCP’s right to direct its benefits trust, and thereby allow UBCP members to transfer their benefits and certain assets held under trust, to an alternative benefits provider that serves both UBCP and …

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HD Mining

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.

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Denny’s

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.

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Brewers’ Distributor Ltd.

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.

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