“We are calling on the federal government to allow for a fair process by encouraging workers and the employer to come to an agreement that works for everyone. This back-to-work legislation is a clear violation of workers’ Charter rights. CUPW successfully fought to have this right explicitly upheld by the Supreme Court.”?— Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
"Our members deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. By denying them the right to collectively bargain, the government is infringing on their constitutional rights.”?— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Vancouver (06 April 2018) — Tonie Beharrell, of the Health Sciences Association of B.C.'s? legal department, presented the union's?submission to the government’s Labour Relations Code review panel in March. The submission outlines 14 recommendations regarding reform to the?Labour Relations Code.
"Seeing today's amendment shows the impact our members can have when we unite together and make sure our voices are heard."?— Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"Manitoba's public sector unions came to the table with practical ideas to help reduce the deficit, but it's clear that the Pallister government was never serious about consulting with anyone." — Kevin Rebeck, MFL President
“We will continue pushing hard for alternatives to disruptive health restructuring and any measures which don’t respect the collective bargaining rights of our members.”?— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Ontario Superior Court rules that Conservative government's legislating postal workers back to work in 2011 violated their rights to freedom of association and expression.
“This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy. It?speaks volumes to the disrespect this government has for democracy and the rule of law when Prime Minister Harper personally direct these undemocratic tactics to ensure that Bill C-377 passes the Senate in order to appeal to the Conservatives’ right-wing base.”?— James Clancy, NUPGE President
"Our message remains clear. This bill is unnecessary, undemocratic and it?undermines labour's relationship with employers. It shouldn't see the light of day."?— James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.