Labour rights are Human rights

June - Supreme Court win in Lavigne decision

June 27, 1991
The National Union won an important victory in the Supreme Court of Canada (the Lavigne decision) on a case launched by the right-wing National Citizen’s Coalition on behalf of a community college teacher named Merv Lavigne. The unsuccessful challenge was against a union’s right to spend dues for non-collective bargaining issues. The decision reaffirmed the importance, value and legitimacy of the social and political role of unions in Canada.

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