Connors et al., Re; Hawker Siddeley Canada Ltd. v. Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of Canada, Locals 1 and 13, (1977) 24 N.S.R.(2d) 623 (TD)

Judge:Hallett, J.
Court:Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
Case Date:April 18, 1977
Jurisdiction:Nova Scotia
Citations:(1977), 24 N.S.R.(2d) 623 (TD)
 
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Connors, Re (1977), 24 N.S.R.(2d) 623 (TD);

    35 A.P.R. 623

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Re Connors et al.; Hawker Siddeley Canada Limited v. Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of Canada, Locals 1 and 13

Indexed As: Connors et al., Re; Hawker Siddeley Canada Ltd. v. Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of Canada, Locals 1 and 13

Nova Scotia Supreme Court

Trial Division

Hallett, J.

April 18, 1977.

Summary:

This headnote contains no summary.

Arbitration - Topic 7995

Judicial review of award - Jurisdiction of arbitrator - Error of law in the face of the record - General principles - 4 shop stewards were suspended from their employment for 1 month after participating in an illegal strike - Other shop stewards received only a warning and other employees received a suspension of 4 days - An arbitrator of the shop stewards' grievances ruled that they should not have received a more severe penalty than the other shop stewards - The employer applied for an order to quash the arbitrator's award - In dismissing the application the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, set out the principles governing a determination of whether an arbitration award should be interfered with.

Cases Noticed:

Canadian Gypsum Co. Ltd. and Nova Scotia Quarryworkers Union Local 294, Re., C.L.C. (1960), 20 D.L.R.(2d) 319, appld. [para. 11].

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), Local 720 and Volvo Canada Ltd. (1977), 18 N.S.R.(2d) 592; 20 A.P.R. 592 (N.S.C.A.), appld. [para. 15].

Canadian Keyes Fibre Co. Ltd., v. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 576 (1974), 8 N.S.R.(2d) 81 (N.S.C.A.), appld. [para. 18].

Phillips Cables Ltd. and International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, Local 510 (1974), 6 L.A.C.(2d) 35, dist. [para. 13].

Counsel:

Eric B. Durnford, for the applicant;

Gerald J. McConnell, for the respondent.

This case was heard on April 7, 1977, at Halifax, Nova Scotia in chambers, before HALLETT, J., of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division.

On April 18, 1977, HALLETT, J., delivered the following judgment:

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