Labour rights are Human rights

Ed Broadbent, Former Member of Parliament, Past President, Rights and Democracy

Canada's reputation as an international champion of human rights falls appallingly short when it comes to the question of workers' rights.  While we are among the first nations to sign international labour conventions, too often we break them when they prove inconvenient at home.

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.