No End in Sight to Waterhen Lake Labour Dispute

Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 14:41



An attorney for four former employees of the Waterhen Lake First Nation says the band is refusing to pay compensation it owes them.


Benjamin Partyka says the band has been ordered to pay the workers money for lost wages, benefits and legal fees after improperly terminating them in November of 2001.


Partyka says a federal court recently upheld a previous decision ordering the band to come up with the funds and he expects it to comply with the ruling soon.


Partyka says the band could be found in contempt if it doesn’t come up with a settlement in due course.


The chief of the band, Sid Fiddler, has gone on record as saying he doesn’t agree with the findings of the arbitrator.