Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Class action status granted to CN employees

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An Ontario judge has granted a group of Canadian National employees class action status in a dispute for unpaid overtime. Ontario Superior Court Justice Paul Perell released his decision Wednesday.

The class action was advanced on behalf of roughly 1,500 current and former CN first line supervisors. Michael McCracken alleges CN has misclassified first line supervisors as managers and that they are entitled, like other employees, to receive overtime pay.

“On behalf of all my colleagues at CN, I am very happy that the court ruled that the case is permitted to go forward,” McCracken said.