3.03.70 - “A re-elected Liberal government will make life more affordable for Canadians and will grow the country’s economy by […] [c]reating a fairer collective bargaining process by introducing legislation to prohibit the use of “scabs” when a union employer in a federally regulated industry has locked out employees or during strikes”
The Bill is tabled.
“The NDP is seeing one of the key demands of its agreement with the Liberals fulfilled today as the government tables long-anticipated legislation to ban replacement workers. Bill C-58 would ban employers from bringing in new workers to perform the work of unionized employees who are on strike or locked out of their jobs”
“An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers”
The legislative amendment is proposed, but it remains to be seen whether a bill will be tabled and passed.
“Budget 2023 proposes to table amendments to the Canada Labour Code, before the end of 2023, that would prohibit the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout, and improve the process to review activities that must be maintained to ensure the health and safety of the public during a work stoppage”
“Canadian workers demand and deserve anti-scab legislation. With Bill C-302 tabled last fall, and federal consultations wrapping up today, we have the momentum for it. Now the federal government has to get the job done”
“The purpose of this discussion paper is to gather Canadians’ views on replacement workers in federally regulated industries. The feedback will be used to inform how the Government designs its policy related to replacement workers”