UMontréal withdraws request for injunction against union over Gilligan’s Island references

March 13, 2018

The Université de Montréal has agreed to withdraw its request for an injunction aimed at preventing a union from comparing management to Gilligan’s Island characters. The references to Gilligan’s Island were argued to have violated the fundamental rights of university representatives, and the court ordered former executive members of the union to pay $3K in punitive damages. A statement from UMontréal stated that both parties agreed on the importance of rights to freedom of expression, privacy, image, reputation, and dignity; and settled on the agreement that communication with representatives of either party must be free from harassment, intimidation, or threat. La Presse