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Eugene Plawiuk
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posted 23 March 2005 05:32 PM      Profile for Eugene Plawiuk   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
URGENT: Bill C-263 will go to a vote in the House of Commons on April 7, 2005


The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress, is stepping up its campaign in support of Bill C-263, an amendment to the Canada Labour Code that would make it illegal for employers to hire replacement workers during strikes or lock-outs in federally regulated undertakings. This includes the banking sector, transportation, communications and all workplaces north of the Sixtieth parallel, other than Territorial and Federal governments.

On April 7, 2005, this bill will come before the House of Commons for a final vote. This means that we are only a few days away from obtaining one of the most important improvements in labour legislation in recent labour history. This amendment was lost by a very slim margin the last time it was introduced, so it is realistic to think that it might pass this time, if we get everyone we know to send a fax, email or letter to our MPs on this issue.

For background links and email addresses for all Federal MPs see
http://redbetweenthelines.modblog.com/core.mod?show=blogview&blog_id=523807


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James
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posted 23 March 2005 05:39 PM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Eugene Plawiuk:
URGENT: Bill C-263 will go to a vote in the House of Commons on April 7, 2005

Is this a Government Bill ? And if so, how could there be any danger that it wouldn't carry ? Surely the Bloc and the NDP will support it. And agreed, an excellent improvement.


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Coyote
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posted 23 March 2005 07:52 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, considering the Bloc just screwed Sask. on equalization I'm not willing to bet they're willing to do the right thing at all. Arrgh.


And you have to know how sympathetic I am to Quebec's national revindications to realize just how angry this has made me.


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Amy
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posted 23 March 2005 08:03 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's a private member's bill.
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Boinker
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posted 24 March 2005 09:27 AM      Profile for Boinker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Antiscab Bill

This bill was introduced by the Bloc's Roger Clavet. It is unlikely that it will pass. It would be good for Canada if it did though.

The PCs and the Liberals only support it to the extent that scabs would prevent union representation. But this is an absurd notion to most unionists.

What the PCs and Liberals are willfully ignoring is the idea that the law of contract ought to protect the rank and file from scab labour.

I think that at least in government working environments which do not function at all during a strike paying scabs is a direct drain on the public purse with no benefit to the public.

[ 24 March 2005: Message edited by: Boinker ]


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