This decision is likely to set a precedent for other bargaining units affected by essential services legislation.
The Council of Unions wants to send a message to the employers and government to take collective bargaining, and the Council's proposals seriously and work with the Council to get a deal done.
“This has been the biggest organizing drive in Canadian history,” Thomas said. “I’m calling on the colleges, and the Premier, to recognize the deep desire of thousands of Ontarians to have their voices heard, and to cooperate with us to schedule this historic vote.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"The B.C. Nurses' Union leadership has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to wrestle members out of other unions. iI's hurting the relationship between health care professionals and it's wasting the dues provided by hard-working nurses." — Val Avery, President of HSABC
Alberta Labour Relations Board rules against AUPE's application to take over bargaining rights.