Labour Rights Under Attack

213 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.

86 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 first piece of labour legislation which formally acknowledged and made trade unions legal entities, the Trade Union Act, was proclaimed in the federal Parliament by Prime Minister John A. more...

June 14, 1872

In Quotes

“Labour rights are human rights. Unions fought for strong labour rights. When labour rights are weakened, then unions have less ability to fight for human rights for all workers” more...

Paul Champ, Senior Partner, Champ and Associates,

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