* Status: Bill C-4 received Royal Assent in December 2013 *
Bill C-4, the budget implementation act introduced in October 2013, takes away the democratic rights of federal public sector employees and seriously undermines the health and safety protections in the Canada Labour Code covering workers under federal jurisdiction.
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The Canadian Labour Congress has also created an e-mail action on changes to health and safety protections in the Canada Labour Code »
PSAC in the media
Social Media Graphics and Posts/Tweets
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Here is our post on our Facebook page.
Tweet to these key Conservative politicians:
Prime Minister Harper: @pmharper
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty: @JimFlaherty
Treasury Board President Tony Clement: @TonyclementCPC
Minister of Labour Kellie Leitch: @KellieLeitch
Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney: @kenneyjason
Here are some sample tweets:
[Insert the @twitterhandle here] Collective bargaining is a Charter right and helps ensure a stable economy #BillC4 #cdnpoli
[Insert the @twitterhandle here] Don’t gut the Canada Labour Code #BillC4 #cdnpoli
[Insert the @twitterhandle here] These changes to labour law should be debabated. Stop the omnibus bills! #BillC4 #cndpoli
If you want to distribute information in your workplace in paper format, you can use this bilingual flyer.
Leading experts on labour law say that the hastily drafted changes to the labour law and health and safety laws in Bill C-4 have undermined the quality of the laws and the democratic process.
The Canadian Bar Association, which represents over 37,500 jurists, including lawyers, Québec notaries, law teachers and students across Canada.
Sack Goldblatt Mitchell is a prominent Ontario labour law firm.
Canadian Labour Congress video on changes to health and safety protections