Ontario’s OPSEU pushes to reintroduce card-check

But lawyer says system gives unions too much advantage
By Liz Foster
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/10/2016

Saying it would close the wage gap between men and women, Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling for a return to the “card-check” method of certification.

“Unionization narrows the gender wage gap, so making it easier to unionize should make narrowing the gap easier as well,” said Thomas,  president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

“The gender wage gap is narrowest in the most highly unionized sector of the economy: The public sector.”