The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a right-wing campaign against unions is cause to celebrate. But it’s also a reminder that we can never let down our guard.
“There is no better cure for precarious work than giving workers a voice. And there’s no better voice for workers than a union.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Toronto (25 Feb. 2016) — In his new music video, “Same Job,” Toronto-based artist Mohammad Ali of Socialist Hip Hop raps about the plight of precarious part-time workers in Ontario's 24 community colleges. “Same job, less hours, less pay, less power,” he rhymes. “Organize for a say, or watch your rights slip away.”
Now, we're looking for entries that touch on why unions matter to women or why unions matter to racial minorities.
"If this government really wants to help young workers and interns, it would ensure that their rights to employment standards regulations and protections were included in the Canada Labour Code." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
The demise of those bills will be cause for all of us to celebrate. Let’s hope this represents the beginning of a new and important era of respect for labour rights and working people in Canada by our federal government.
In honour of Black History Month and Family Day, we’re asking for entries that say why unions matter to African Canadians or why unions matter to your family.
Contest winner writes: "Do unions matter? I've got a better question. Do human rights matter?"
"PEIUPSE/NUPGE supports the new federal Liberal government in their commitment to repeal this unjust legislation at the earliest possible opportunity." — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President
Federal government to introduce legislation allowing RCMP members to join a union and engage in collective bargaining.
Ottawa (08 Dec. 2015) — RCMP officers are a step closer to exercising their rights to join a union and engage in collective bargaining, granted to them nearly a year ago by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for highways maintenance in the East Kootenay does not include successorship for our members. Will likely result in loss of dedicated and trained employees.
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.