Employees voted in a union last year and I believe I was picked on and eventually fired due to my close ties with the union stewards. As instructed by my Local rep, I made copies of all emails which contain evidence of harrassment by management, and sent copies to my local. They didn't actually SAY it was because of this, but made bogus accusations and set me up on many occasions. I don't believe these emails were ever read by the union lawyers. Instead they were only interested in getting me a cash settlement of 1 month salary for the one year I was employed. I reluctantly agreed, but now the union says the company does not want to pay me anything.
At this point I really don't care about the money. I want to teach my company a lesson for bullying and harrassing its employees. I;m not the only one. However it is obvious the union does not want to help. Someone with the labour board told me that even the labour board would not want to get involved in someone represented by a union. So actually I have noone on my side.
Any suggestions? or advice anyone?I reside in Ontario, Canada