Managed the litigation arising from the “strike of the century” in whereby the union picketed a mining company’s sites over the course of a year, during which the court granted many injunctions (including a restriction on the number of picketers at the site of a picket line), as well as brought actions to disclose the identity of anonymous postings on social media that defamed and threatened management employees, and enforced the various court orders through contempt proceedings.
Represented a mining company in contempt proceedings against a union and its leadership including a motion relating to disclosure requirements.
Represented a global mining company on various labour injunctions and successfully obtained numerous court orders including a limitation on the number of picketers, an order requiring picketers to remove face coverings and an order requiring the police to attend court to ensure compliance with previous court orders.
Successfully represented a mining client in a discharge arbitration concerning breach of safety rules and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Successfully defended a mining company in having the discharge of a long-service employee upheld for dishonesty, misconduct and sleeping on the job in a safety-sensitive workplace.
Advised on the structuring and establishment of a retirement and savings plan intended for employees of a Canadian-based multi-national mining company who work outside of Canada.
Successfully overturned a Federal Court of Appeal decision which required a nuclear plant to produce medical isotopes during a labour dispute.
Successfully represented a mining company in a judicial review application from an arbitrator’s decision upholding an employee’s termination for falsifying records.