Labour Law

Countering the powerful forces ranged against workers, trade unions and professional associations requires expert advice, tenacious advocacy and exceptional commitment.

UPFH provides a full range of legal services equipping unions to achieve their goals and deliver on their mandates. Our experienced team of advisors and litigators have the breadth, depth and determination to make a difference. We provide comprehensive advice and representation addressing all the needs of our trade union and association clients, including:

  • Organizing
  • Collective bargaining and interest arbitration 
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Union affairs and governance
  • Pensions
  • Pay equity
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Trusts
  • Occupational health and safety

A strong labour movement builds a strong society. As clients fight for fair wages, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights and respect and dignity for workers, UPFH lawyers fight with them and for them.

Other Practice Areas

UPFH also offers exceptional services in related practice areas.

Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Professional Discipline and Regulation

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Criminal Defence ›

Today the Ontario Court of Appeal issued an important decision affirming workers fundamental right to strike. The Court affirmed that legislation banning all strikes by TTC workers was an unconstitutional infringement of workers’ Charter rights. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T5vHDPJUaT77wKkHRZD94TkZ0uzpODP9/view?usp=sharing