The University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) has decided to sue three of its former executives alleging breaches of employment and labour laws. More specifically, in a recent audit financial statements revealed $342 150 in unlawful severance payments were made to Yolen Bollo-Kamara, former President, Sandra Hudson, former Executive Director and Cameron Wathey, former VP Internal.
Beyond the financial claims, the UTSU adds that the accused acted “oppressive” and “failed to regard the interest of the UTSU and its members”, adding that their acts can be classified as “civil fraud”.
The defendants have 20 days to present their defence.
Does this make you more skeptical about the financial responsibility of your student union and its executives?