Union Disappointed "Anti-Scab" Bill Defeated

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 18:22 PM

The President of Unifor says the Liberal shutdown of an so-called "anti-scab" private members bill doesn't make sense.  

The bill was defeated Wednesday when nearly every Liberal MP voted against it during its second reading in the House of Commons.  

Jerry Dias says letting employers cross picket lines flies in the face of the federal Liberals' election promise to bring fairness to workplaces.  He says the legislation was about bringing balance to the collective bargaining process, and feels killing the bill tips the scales in favour of employers.   

The bill would have prevented federally-regulated employers from bringing in temporary workers during a lockout or strike.