Labour Rights Under Attack

216 Restrictive labour laws

In the past three decades Canadians have seen a serious erosion of a fundamental and universal human right, their right to organize into a union and engage in full and free collective bargaining.  Federal and provincial governments have passed numerous labour laws since 1982 that have restricted, suspended or denied collective bargaining rights for Canadian workers.

87 ILO Complaints

Since 1982, Canada's record with respect to the number of complaints submitted to the International Labour Law’s (ILO) Freedom of Association Committee is one of the worst of all of the ILO’s 183 member States with unions in Canada filing more complaints than the national labour movements of any other country.

This month in labour rights history

The International Labour Organization celebrates the 60th anniversary of Convention No. 98 on Collective Bargaining and the Right to Organize. Canada remains one of only 23 countries in the world more...

October 12, 2009

In Quotes

"The use of picket lines is an invaluable tool in the economic arsenal of workers in the collective bargaining process” (para 35). more...

Supreme Court of Canada decision "Alberta v. UFCW - November 15, 2013,

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