OTTAWA, April 6 /CNW/ - An independent conservative think-tank is
calling for changes to labour laws to prevent unions from forcing their
members to fund partisan political activities. The Canadian Centre for
Policy Studies was responding to reports that the Ontario Catholic
Teachers' Association plans to increase dues by $60 to pay for an
anti-Hudak campaign this fall.
"Regardless of what political party stands to gain, forcing workers to
support partisan political activity of any kind is a fundamental
violation their individual rights and profoundly undemocratic," said
"Giving unions the power to force workers to join, or to pay dues even
if they aren't forced to join, is a recipe for abuse and corruption,"
said Ben-Ami. "The law needs to recognize and respond to this."
The CCPS issued a discussion paper last year on this issue. It can be
accessed at http://policystudies.ca/blue-papers/380-balancing-workers-rights-and-union-privileges-in-a-mandatory-dues-environment
SOURCE Canadian Centre for Policy Studies
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