Unifor has been organizing a series of leadership meetings right across the country — and rabble.ca livestreamed their meeting in Halifax on February 26. Watch the re-broadcast, featuring speakers including Jerry Dias, Unifor National President; Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Director; Fred Crooks, Executive Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at Bell Aliant; David Etherington – Maritimes Organizer, Canadian Federation of Student
Unions exist to make conditions for workers fairer and safer, across all sectors and workplaces. The central work of unions — collective bargaining — benefits all workers and it gives them a greater say in their working conditions. But this isn’t possible though without the laws that make unions and bargaining feasible. Conservative politicians — in the federal government and provincial governments across Canada are trying to dismantle these laws.
The suggestion that Conservative politicians are concerned about workers and jobs couldn’t be farther from the truth. Conservative attacks on labour laws are not about choice, but removing choice for workers, in favour of business.