Ontario Taxi Workers Union president Ejaz Butt: Going my way?
An Ontario Superior Court judge has reinstated Ejaz Butt as President of the Ontario Taxi Workers Union. He had been impeached and expelled by the board of directors last August. There had been an internal political dispute concerning the union's bargaining team. The judge's ruling is based upon the board of directors not following the proper procedures to remove him. He notes;
"In my view, the removal of the president is a matter .... which is of vital interest to the union membership. It is evident that the removal of the president from office is a matter which might adversely affect the good and welfare of the union."
Both parties have now been referred back to the union constitution to find a way to resolve the outstanding issues. Here is the article @ Spec.com
Here's the text of the court decision for your consideration @ Court Decision
Note that the union leaders will meet with their lawyers next week to decide whether to appeal the decision or seek another way to heal the rift.
Your homework thoughtful readers is to consider:
-What similarities and differences are there in the case of President Butt and OECTA Elementary Local Unit's Richard Brock? The reasons for dismissal aren't the same, but at question here is the legitimacy of how Mr. Brock was removed from office.
-Would a civil court rule similarly in Mr. Brock's favour if he could afford to get the case heard?
-Which would be the best course of action for the board of directors to take; a court appeal or an internal settlement of the dispute. For Butt? For Mr. Brock? **
** Other related: It would be interesting to know if the union paid Mr. Butt's legal expenses to take the case to court. That information is not provided in the article.
Some Blog Links to the Richard Brock Case:
The controversial OECTA Discipline Panel decision to remove local President Richard Brock is @ this link!
The unanswered questions on how President Richard Brock was removed from office are @ Brock?
For more info, and to help with his court fees see the Reinstate President Richard Brock Trust Fund @ Here!