Labour Rights Under Attack

218 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.

89 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 (ILO) was established at the Versailles Peace Conference as an international organization working in collaboration with the League of Nations to improve working more...

June 28, 1919

In Quotes

“Unions make an important contribution to democracy …as actors of democracy …by promoting the moral values and ideals of democracy … and by using techniques of democracy such as social protest." more...

Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association,

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