Did you know?
Canada is the only democratic country in the world where employers can be forced - by law - to hire only members of a certain union. It's one of the last countries where workers can be forced - after being hired - to join a union in order to keep their job, and it's the only one where workers are made to pay union dues - even if they are not members of a union. Once that money is in their hands, union bosses can spend it on virtually any activity or cause they want - including political.
In contrast to this, employers in Europe - as well as Australia, New Zealand and the United States - can't be forced to hire only members of a union, nor (except for in a handful of hold-out American states) can workers be forced to join a union after they are hired just to keep their jobs. Union bosses can't collect dues from non-members, nor can they use the money they do get from members to support activities not directly related to collective bargaining without the express consent of each individual worker.
Who are we?
We are an ad hoc coalition of Canadians from coast to coast and representing all walks of life who believe that the rights of workers should come first - ahead of unions and union bosses.
What is our goal?
Our goal is to encourage governments of all levels across Canada to reform their laws and policies that favour unions over workers, undermine our country's competitiveness and cost jobs.
What are our guiding principles?
We believe that:
1. No worker should be forced to belong to a union as a condition of employment.
2. Workers who choose not to join a union should not have to pay union dues.
3. Dues of workers who choose to join a union should be spent only on work-related or collective bargaining activities.
4. Unions should collect dues from their members directly rather than those dues being automatically deducted from workers' pay and remitted to the union.
5. All union votes including certification votes, strike votes, and election of officers, should be held by secret ballot.
6. Unions should be required to publicly disclose how their dues are spent including salaries and expenses paid to officers and executives.
7. All Canadians should have an equal opportunity to compete for government contracts they are qualified to perform, regardless of whether they belong to a union or not.