Free collective bargaining is necessary to protect workers rights. Impediments to fair negotiations, such as scab labour or barriers to arbitration, must be removed.

Unifor recommends:

  • Anti-scab legislation that bans the hiring of replacement workers during a strike or lockout, and prevents anyone inside or outside of the bargaining unit from fulfilling bargaining unit duties until the work stoppage has concluded.
  • Restore previous first collective agreement arbitration provisions introduced under Bill 102 to:
  • impose a time limit for conciliation
  • allow either party to request arbitration after one year
  • remove the requirement that one or both parties must be determined to be bargaining in bad faith before moving to first contract arbitration.

For more information, download the fact sheet (PDF).