Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild v. Toronto Sun, 2010 CanLII 63898 (ON L.A.)

Case Link: Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild v. Toronto Sun, 2010 CanLII 63898 (ON L.A.)

When Sun Media moved pre-press work from the Toronto Sun to its non-union operation in Woodstock, Ontario, an arbitrator found that it violated Article 402 of its collective agreement with SONG, which provided that the employer would not assign work of the bargaining unit to its employees outside of the bargaining unit, if such assignment caused a layoff.

The Toronto Sun laid off all of its adbuilders in 2009 and gave their work to non-union employees of Sun Media. These employees, which had been thrown out of work after years of service, now stand to reap significant remedies.

Tim Gleason represented the Union.