Attacks against workers must stop!

Since being elected, the Harper government has targeted the labor movement. According to Harper, a strong economy is built with low paying jobs and by leaving workers at the mercy of their employers. Just remember:

-          The changes brought to EI, which drastically limited access to benefits.

-          The reform program for temporary migrant workers, which limited the duration of their permit to 4 years.

-          Bill C-377 which requires unions to publicly disclose the use of their funds.

-          Bill C-525 which seeks to restrict the right of workers to organize themselves and to have a union.

-          The loss of 400,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Not to mention the Canadian Pacific labor dispute last winter that went to the brink of a special law to force employees to return to work. The Conservatives have a bad tendency of silencing workers by limiting their rights to strike and to organize themselves.

Attacks against workers must stop!

The Conservative Government must cease its attacks. Join Alexandre Boulerice, official spokesperson on labor, in his efforts to defend the right to choose freely and without repercussions to join a union.

We must oppose any attempts to modify, unilaterally and without prior consultation, the Canadian Labour Code and to decrease living and working conditions.

It is essential that all citizens receive adequate support during a job loss.

Add your voice to ours; together we can do things differently. 

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  • Harper is destroying CANADA.
  • Back to work Legislation must stop. We have all the rights to strike if unsuccessful in negotiations.
  • Big corporations disregarding the ‘negotiations in good faith’ are relying on arbitration. CP Rail proved it again, twice in 3 years. They refuse to negotiate knowing they will have the conservative government legislate the workers back to work and in the same hope they have the labour minister appoint the arbitrator of HER choice and that arbitrator will select which side of demands of one or the other party. Of course our union Teamsters, had no choice but to agree to binding arbitration and in turn both parties agree on an arbitrator and the contract will be a bit of both sides demands. This is total blackmail by both the conservative labour minister and the company CP Rail. What about the workers rights? Okay, we go to binding arbitration, but how about the minister also demanding CP Rail to ahere to all agreements, including those Canaidian Industrial Relations Board rulings… about demanding that CP Rail stop intimidation and harassing practices to their employees that are working in a Safety Critical Position as classified by the Federal government. Trust me when I say that is a daily occurance. We go to work looking over our shoulders, afraid if we make even a very minor error and face a 30 day suspension. I have been 30.5 years on the CP trains and I cannot believe what I see and hear daily. We need that to stop.
  • This says it all … Let’s go forwards not backwards …

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