Question from Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament from Vaughan-Woodbridge
The previous Government used every opportunity to attack middle class Canadians who are part of unions in this country. They undermined the collective bargaining process and made it more difficult for Canadian workers to organize.The previous government considered unions an obstacle but our Government sees them as partners in building a strong economy with good jobs.Can the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment provide this House with an update on the measures this Government has taken to support the labour movement at home and abroad?
Response from Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
I’d like to thank the Member from Vaughan-Woodbridge for his question and his work on behalf of Canadian unions. Mr. Speaker, this week was a great week for Canadian labour and for Canadian workers. Yesterday the Senate passed bill C-4, an act that repeals two Conservative bills that were both egregious and deliberate attacks on organized labour. As well Mr. Speake our Minister ratified ILO convention 98, an act that guarantees worker’s rights to organize and bargain collectively.This government ran on a platform of fair and balanced labour laws and we will deliver that to Canadian workers.
For more information:
Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso
Phone: 902-842-9403 (office) 902-574-1705 (mobile)