Union has right to personal info, Supreme Court rules

Locked out Electro-Motive Canada worker Bryon Mott helps to block a bus of managers as it tries to...

Locked out Electro-Motive Canada worker Bryon Mott helps to block a bus of managers as it tries to leave the plant in London, Ont., on Thursday February 2, 2012. (CRAIG GLOVER The London Free Press / QMI AGENCY)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:11 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that your union has the right to some of your basic information, whether you like it or not.

The cases pitted a worker's right not to associate with a union versus a union's right to have the means to effectively represent its membership.

The court ruled 6-1 in favour of Canada's federal public service union, agreeing that it's reasonable for a union to collect the home mailing address and telephone number of its members.


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