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Company Tells Employees To Work ‘Voluntary’ Overtime Or Go To Jail

Canadian scaffolding company AlumaSafway sent workers a memo last week telling them they had to accept “voluntary” overtime shifts, or they would be looking at losing their job, a hiring ban, legal action, and possible fines or jail time. Yes, the company is threatening to have its employees arrested if they don’t work “voluntary” overtime.

Is this legal? Amazingly, they’re not misleading with their claims. Employees stopped accepting overtime shifts as part of a bargaining effort led by their union, but the collective bargaining agreement in place says that overtime is voluntary unless there aren’t enough volunteers to complete a job, which the company says is the case.

Source: Vice

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