Labour rights are Human rights

Feb - Ontario extends right to strike to public service

February 14, 1994
The NDP government of Ontario proclaimed Bill 49 which amended the Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act to extend the right to strike to employees of the Ontario Public Service and removed the reliance on binding arbitration. The irony of Bill 49 was that it was passed on the very same day the government also tabled the Social Contract Act (Bill 48), legislation that terminated collective bargaining in the public sector in Ontario for a three-year period.

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.

Like Us on Facebook