Labour rights are Human rights

September-The first Study Mission

September 12, 1985
The first-ever Study Mission from the International Labour Organization (ILO) led by Sir John Wood came to Canada for two weeks to investigate ILO complaints submitted by the National Union against three provinces (Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador) for passing labour laws which violated international labour relations standards by unduly restricting the bargaining rights of government employees. The ILO Study Mission issued its report in November of that year which condemned all three governments for their flagrant disregard of labour rights.

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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.

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