New ad highlights the role of union members in building stronger, fairer communities.
“This legislation is a serious affront to workers' rights,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome.
"If you have concerns, don't just sit on them. Don't assume you can't have a voice. We all have a voice," she says. Gounder recently used her voice to create a program to improve safety at her workplace.
“We welcome the prospect of good jobs being maintained at the plant, which has served as the keystone of Leamington’s economy for generations,” says Robert Crawford, President of UFCW Canada Local 459.
"Our members appreciated the solidarity, not only of the brewery movement but from people across sectors. The donations, words of encouragement and campaigning for a fair deal helped the strikers keep going until the end." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The impending passage of Bill C-525 will be a victory for neither Canadians nor democracy. The only people celebrating will be those few at the top who will gain even more profit and control over our politics, economies and lives.
"I conclude on a balance of probabilities that the applicants have established that the membership of AUPE, specifically in the Crown bargaining unit, will experience irreparable harm if the proposed injunction is not granted." — Justice Denny Thomas.
“Alberta will now lead the way in Canada as being the worst offender for violating international labour standards that it has committed to uphold and promote.”
NUPGE alleges that the two pieces of legislation violate the basic principle of freedom of association as set out in the constitution of the ILO and the ILO Convention No. 87 – Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (1948).
Saskatchewan government's divisive approach does nothing to resolve problems and comes at the expense of people's basic rights.
The Charter's right to freedom of association “was not intended to protect against association with others that is a necessary and inevitable part of membership in modern democratic community.”
“This is an incredible story that a small group of 45 workers in St. John’s would receive such international attention and solidarity from workers as far away as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, the United States, and across Canada. We are very grateful for the support that helped our workers through this difficult time." — Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Bill C-525 sets the bar so high for employees to choose to belong to a union that if the same rules applied to federal elections, the House of Commons would sit empty.
You can make a difference in this struggle for fair treatment in the workplace, and especially as FloraHolland reorganizes its business, by sending an email to FloraHolland Directors.
"As a labour movement, we will always appreciate the sacrifices he made to make the world a more just place. Now, it is up to us to carry on his message." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.