Ontario's unionized workers planning wildcat strikes

This fall, workers may stop work en masse to protest unsafe working conditions. The proposed protest is in response to major changes to health and safety legislation.
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

If your workplace isn’t safe, this fall you can expect unionized workers to stop working, en masse and without notice.

The wildcat strikes, proposed by the Ontario Federation of Labour, are to protest major, unpublicized changes to health and safety legislation.

Currently, individual workers are legally allowed to refuse to do any work they deem to be unsafe. The worker can complain to the Labour Ministry and an inspector will then visit the work site to check it out.