Labour Rights

June 15, 2009

Assaults, threats and firings for union activists remain common around the world.

June 10, 2009

Harper government rejects or partially rejects more than half of all recommendations contained in the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of Canada.

May 27, 2009

Farm sector total net revenues increased for the second consecutive year to $3.3 billion — up $1.3 billion.

May 21, 2009

Rise in firings, intimidation, coersion, threats, surveillance, retaliation and harassment demonstrate need for Employee Free Choice Act.

May 6, 2009

'Successive Canadian governments, including the current Harper administration, have refused to ratify three key Conventions or to explain their failure to do so.' - NUPGE, CTF, CPA, UFCW Canada.

April 23, 2009

'It’s brutal, dishonest, economically asinine and painful to observe.... Union wages account for about 7% of the cost of a car.' - Larry Brown.

April 10, 2009

Giant retailer won't say whether it will close store as it did when operations were unionized in Jonquiere and Gatineau.

April 7, 2009

The existing RCMP Act 'interferes with the freedom of members of the RCMP to engage in collective bargaining.' - Justice Ian MacDonnell.

April 6, 2009

'Basically, it’s a strategy to have the application (to unionize) dismissed without counting the vote.' - Connie Huziak

April 6, 2009

Ontario Liberal government appeals to Canada's highest court to deny bargaining rights to agricultural workers