Lay offs of Employment Standards Officers will weaken the enforcement of labour rights for part-time marginalized workers in the province.
Significant progress after more than seven years since a legal challenge was filed.
“If we band together and act as one, we can change Walmart.”
“Once again, health care workers have chosen OPSEU/NUPGE as the union that has the experience and innovation to best represent them in these changing times,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
This legislation gives the government the right to impose contracts, ban strikes and lock outs and circumvent the courts, the Human Rights Code and the province's own collective bargaining legislation.
"Walmart workers need to know that they are not alone in their fight for labour rights. At NUPGE, we know that labour rights are human rights." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
If approved by the legislature, the Protecting Public Services bill would allow the government to not just freeze the wages it pays to unionized employees — ranging from nurses to home care workers to hydro linemen — but roll them back.
Ed Broadbent on ways to bridge Canada’s growing income gap, and why the one per cent should care.
“We have asked the ILO to condemn the government’s action, and to use all available means to ensure that Canada meets its international obligations.” - Dave Ritchie, IAM Canadian General Vice President.
"Ask why the government wants to break unions and there is a simple answer. Unions are groups of organized workers. They pose a threat to a government that is paranoid." - Joe Spence, Ottawa Citizen.