Employers fight Ont. union rule proposals

Coalition opposes bill that would grant labour relations board power to certify or decertify unions without a vote
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/28/2005

Buoyed by businesses’ recent success in fighting a pro-labour law in Saskatchewan, a coalition of Ontario business associations has been formed to fight a bill that would allow the labour relations board to certify or decertify unions without a vote.

“This (coalition), I would say, is unprecedented because it is so large and represents such a diversity of business interests,” said Diane Brisebois, president and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada.

“We thought coming together and speaking as one would show the (labour) minister as well as the government that we’re not just making noise and that we’re truly concerned with the impact that the amendments could have on business.”