'Three out of five members of the union negotiating committee ... have been identified as essential. If there were a work stoppage, we would be virtually unable to meet to bargain an end to the strike.'
UFCW Canada has filed a formal complaint with the ILO asking the body to investigate the denial of collective bargaining rights to farm workers by the government of Ontario.
With the Harper Conservatives moving in the opposite direction, the contrast between Canada and the new administration in Washington is startling.
Labour Relations Board chair replaced last year by Brad Wall.
Premier Dalton McGuinty is behaving no better on workers' rights than former Tory Premier Mike Harris, says UFCW Canada.