March 12, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

The purpose of this bill is to prevent employers from refusing to employ, or from dismissing employees, or conspiring with others therefor for the reason that they are members of a trade union. As it is lawful for workmen or employees to form themselves into trade unions and to bargain collectively, as a matter of public policy it should be unlawful for employers to seek, by overt acts or intimidation, threats or conspiracy, to prevent them from belonging to such trade unions.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PROVISION AGAINST REFUSAL TO EMPLOY OR DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES FOR MEMBERSHIP IN TRADE UNIONS
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