CANADA: Labor Precedent

Alex McGarvey, a molder at Canadian General Electric's Davenport works in Toronto, did some union business on company time one day in 1949, over his foreman's objections. When the company suspended him for a week, McGarvey's fellow unionists in the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (Independent) retaliated with a 2½day work stoppage. Last week an arbitration board ruled that the union had violated its contract, and must pay the company $9,208.40 for losses suffered.

It was the first time a Canadian arbitration board had been asked to assess company-claimed damages for breach...

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