Furor in Manitoba over a new labour law

Restores card-check unions
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Despite bitter opposition from a coalition of 16,000 employers, Manitoba is proceeding with new labour legislation which makes union organizing simpler.

Bill 44, which caused a ruckus as the province’s legislature wound down this summer, would re-instate “card-check” certification to the province.

Under that system, unionization is automatic, without a vote by workers, if at least 65 per cent of the proposed bargaining unit signs union cards.