Government repeals anti-union legislation

October 19, 2016

On Wednesday, Parliament voted to adopt Bill C-4, a government bill that repeals the previous Conservative government’s controversial anti-union bills C-377 and C-525.

Earlier this year, Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk made good on the Liberals’ election promise to repeal the bills.

“We are pleased that the government has done the right thing and overturned bills C-377 and C-525 and we are grateful to Minister Mihychuk for her leadership in repealing this legislation and restoring the balance in Canadian labour relations,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.

The bills C-377 and C-525 were ideologically-motivated and designed by the former Conservative government to undermine the ability of unions to advocate for workers and to make it more difficult for Canadians in federally regulated workplaces to join a union, respectively. 

“Canadian unions work hard to uphold values like fairness by protecting jobs, promoting health and safety in the workplace, and advocating on behalf of all Canadian workers. These bills were designed to interfere with that work,” said Yussuff.