Saskatoon's United cabs and Blueline taxis accused of breaking law
Saskatoon's United Cabs and Blueline Taxi have been accused of breaking the law by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, citing the Provincial Trade Union Act which requires all employees to join the union as a condition of employment.
The problem is that some drivers don't want to voluntarily be a part of the union.
One driver, who anonymously contacted News Talk Radio, said the CAW is out of line to force drivers to associate themselves with the union.
In an e-mail to News Talk Radio, he said drivers list themselves as "self-employed" when they file their income tax.
On November 15 the CAW will press the issue further by collecting the names of all the non-unionized drivers, putting their name in a hat and randomly drawing 10 names.
The union will notify the cab companies of those names and offer them a choice, obey the Trade Union Act or face termination.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.