Labour rights are Human rights

August-Employment equity

August 13, 1986
The only employment equity legislation that currenly exists in Canada, the federal Employment Equity Act was proclaimed , covering federally regulated companies with 100 or more employees (about five percent of the Canadian labour force). Ontario had a short lived Ontario Employment Equity Act,, which was repealed in 1995 by the Harris Conservative Government.

Take Action

Draft a resolution

Draft and sponsor a resolution to your Federation of Labour or Labour Council condemning the use of labour laws that restrict or deny the fundamental rights of workers and proposing that progressive labour law reform be a central focus of labour’s political agenda.

Sign the Workers’ Bill of Rights

Since 2006, thousands, including all Federal Leaders of the Opposition, have signed a pledge to uphold workers rights.