Supreme Court Hearings - Construction Labour Relations - An Alberta Association v. Driver Iron Inc.
Construction Labour Relations - An Alberta Association v. Driver Iron Inc., et al. (November 15, 2012)
Case # 34205
The respondent, Driver Iron Inc. and an ironwork union agreed to the terms of a time-limited collective agreement for an oilsands project.
Following its expiration, the collective agreement was not renewed.
Instead of renewing the collective agreement the two parties entered into a new agreement that wasn’t governed by the Labour Relations Code.
The new agreement was also not enforced by either party as a collective agreement under the Labour Relations Code.
The Construction Labour Relations Association (CLRA) filed a complaint to the Alberta Labour Relations Board about the agreement.
The CLRA claimed that only they were allowed to directly negotiate terms and conditions for Driver Iron’s employees.
The Alberta Labour Relations Board held that the CLRA was the exclusive bargaining authority on behalf of Driver Iron inc.