An Affirmation of Workers’ Constitutional Rights
The January 30, 2015 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada was a very significant one for the labour movement, and in fact for Canadian society. In their decision the Court once more reaffirmed that a strong base of fundamental rights for union members is a cornerstone of Canada’s democracy and is protected under our constitution.
The Supreme Court ruled, in a five to two majority decision, that the right to collective bargaining, including the right to strike, is a constitutional right for all workers in Canada, regardless of whether they work in the private sector or the public sector.
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Larry Brown is the National Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union of Public and General Employees and the President of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.