CANADA – UNIONISATION

BY MONICA DOBIE
CANADIAN farmers are awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision, which could allow farm workers in Ontario the right to establish effective unions and engage in collective bargaining.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union challenged the provincial Progressive Conservative government's constitutional right to repeal legislation imposed by a previous social democratic government in 1995, which allowed the province's farm workers to unionise and bargain collectively.

This legislation forbade strikes and lockouts. but ...


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