Bill C-525 is another attack on our union rights and was brought forward as a private member’s bill from Conservative MP Blaine Calkins.Bill C-525 would change the rules that apply when workers decide whether or not to have a union in their workplace. Under the current laws, if a majority of employees sign union cards their union can be certified. The Bill would impose a forced vote even when a majority of workers have clearly shown they want a union.
The Veterans Affairs office in Prince George has already been shut down and the Conservative government says that by February 2014, offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon and Kelowna will be closing their doors to veterans too. These offices provide valuable support and services to traditional and younger veterans - including those with serious physical and mental health issues, who depend on for face-to-face frontline help. In Ontario, the veterans in Thunder Bay will now have to
PSAC Ontario Region has completed all 11 of the scheduled Regional Leadership meetings in our province.
These meetings were part of our We are ALL Affected campaign and over 250 Local activists took part.
We are now entering the second phase of our campaign and are asking the leaders who took part in the Regional Leadership meetings to become or identify one or more activists within their Locals who will be trained as “Campaigners” to promote and defend our union rights.
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