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Dec 11 10:30-11:30am ET-Televised LabourWatch Testifies on Employees’ Voting Rights Act Before Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee
Dec 11 10:30-11:30am ET-Televised LabourWatch Testifies on Employees’ Voting Rights Act Before Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee
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Volume 14, Issue 1


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LabourWatch Testifies on Employees’ Voting Rights Act

Watch the televised Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs by clicking this link. This first panel runs from 10:30am to 11:30am ET, December 11, 2014.

Bill C-525 guarantees Federally regulated employees a secret ballot vote on unionization. It puts an end to union leaders being able to unionize federal (both private and government sector) employees with union cards only. The Bill also makes the process for unionization and becoming union-free essentially the same. A majority of Canadian provinces guarantee a majority of Canadian workers a secret ballot vote instead of giving union leaders the ability to avoid votes by using union cards only.

C-525 has been amended and approved by the Federal House of Commons. It is in its final Senate stages.

C-525 changes the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

 

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