JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Canada high court ruled against farm workers union
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On April 29, 2011, the Canada Supreme Court ruled that Ontario's Agricultural Employees Protection Act (AEPA), which denies agricultural workers the right to unionize and engage in collective bargaining, does not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court determined in an 8-1 decision that the APEA does not violate workers' freedom of association because they are still permitted to form coalitions in bringing grievances to employers. The lawsuit was originally filed by the United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). The UFCW has been engaged in litigation regarding farm workers' rights to unionize since the Ontario legislature repealed the short-lived Agricultural Labour Relations Act of 1994, which gave workers the right to unionize and engage in collective bargaining.


Seal of the Canada Supreme Court

Learn more about Canada and the laws governing labor unions from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2012


LATEST DAYS

 President George W. Bush asks Congress to invade Iraq
September 19, 2014

 "Lord Haw-Haw" sentenced to death for broadcasting Nazi propaganda
September 19, 2014

 "Lord Haw-Haw" sentenced to death for broadcasting Nazi propaganda
September 19, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org