SLRB rules USask failed to adhere to collective bargaining agreement in discipline of professor

The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board has ruled that the University of Saskatchewan failed to adhere to its collective bargaining agreement with faculty in its communications with Assistant Professor Kyle Anderson, reports the Regina Leader-Post. The Leader-Post reports that the arbitrator, lawyer Eric Cline, ruled that USask should not have sent a letter to Anderson requesting that he remove references to his employment from his social media accounts. Anderson rose in popularity on social media during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and reportedly received the letter from university leadership after multiple complaints were made about a re-post on Anderson’s account that contained unverified, inaccurate information. Cline agreed with the faculty association’s assertion that the letter amounted to disciplinary action outside of the collective agreement and ordered that the letter be removed from any university files. Saskatchewan Phoenix| Regina Leader-Post| CanLii Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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