Unifor opposes Bill C-525.
Bill C-525 is not about employee democracy as its title suggests. It is about eroding the ability of employees in Canada to contribute to the decisions that affect their lives by choosing to participate in collective bargaining.
The Bill would place unreasonable obstacles in the way of union organizing, making it more difficult for a group of employees in a workplace to make a democratic choice to be represented by a union.
The Bill would make it more difficult for unions to maintain existing bargaining rights, leading to more instability in workplace relationships.
Bill C-525 is an example of misguided ideological meddling in a balanced labour relations system that generally works well for employers, trade unions, employees and the general public. It does so in a way that previous expert advisors have warned is ill-advised and dangerous.
The complete submission is available at:unifor_submission_bill_c-525_english.pdf