Yesterday, Ontario’s Ford government moved to block strike action by 55,000 CUPE members by invoking the Notwithstanding Clause, stripping the workers of their constitutional human rights and undermining labour negotiations. Ontario can now violate workers’ rights for up to 5 years, imposing fines of $4,000/day on workers and $500,000/day on their Unions. ATU Canada moved quickly to support our CUPE allies.
Please have a read of the attached media release from John DiNino, President of ATU Canada
ATU Canada Stands with CUPE to Defend Workers Rights