Anti-Scab Law Now
Dear members, locals, staff and all leadership,
Please take two minutes right now and help us make history in Canada’s labour movement. Sign Unifor’s petition demanding anti-scab legislation at this link.
Yesterday our union launched our Anti-Scab Law Now campaign at Prairie Regional Council, and released a research paper called Fairness on the line: The case for anti-scab legislation in Canada. This study includes internal data and analysis we’ve never publicly released before, detailing the cold hard facts on the negative impact scabs have on resolving labour disputes. Simply put, the use of scabs undermines worker’s collective power, unnecessarily prolongs labour disputes, and removes the economic pressure that the withdrawal of labour is supposed to give workers to help end a dispute.
Many of you know first-hand the kind of damage scabs cause in our fight to create good, stable and safe jobs for workers in Canada. It’s no surprise that the three longest labour disputes in Unifor’s history involved the use of scabs, and a review of all Unifor labour disputes shows those involving scabs lasted on average six times longer than those without scabs.
Every federal and provincial legislator received a letter from Unifor yesterday sharing this new report and our list of recommendations for this legislation that is long overdue.
Watch the new video as members speak out about the damage and pain scabs bring to the workplace.
A federal anti-scab law will mean more power for workers, and shorter strikes and lockouts.
In solidarity, Jerry Dias National President