labourrights.ca

Labour rights are Human rights

June - Supreme Court win in Lavigne decision

Date: 
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.

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