Tories back-to-work law shows 'contempt'

OTTAWA, June 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The back to work legislation against postal workers introduced by the Conservative government is "illegitimate" and shows contempt for Canadian democracy, says CEP President Dave Coles.

"This is illegitimate legislation that imposes a contract, wages and a phony arbitration on other key issues," said Coles. "This is everything the employer wants and utter contempt for free collective bargaining."

Coles said that legislating wages of postal workers for a period of four years is a form of wage controls. "For Ms. Raitt to then say that negotiations can still take place is entirely disingenuous," he said.

"The Harper government has all but destroyed free collective bargaining at Canada Post," Coles added. "If Canadians understood that this was his intention they would not have given him a majority and the unbridled power to trample on rights. This shows Harper's contempt for worker rights and for Canadian democracy."

The 125,000 member CEP signed a "solidarity pact" with CUPW earlier this year.

"Whatever decisions CUPW now must take, they will have the unconditional support of CEP and the Canadian labour movement," said Coles.

SOURCE COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA

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