A few weeks from now, our Members of Parliament will vote on changes to the Canada Labour Code that, if adopted, would put an end to the use of scabs during labour disputes. Working people must ensure that this happens. When Bill C-257 comes to a vote, we want our M.P.s to vote “yes”! You can tell your M.P. to do this, right now, by clicking here.
Most workers don’t wake up in the morning and wonder if anti-scab legislation exists to protect them and their family. But anyone who has been locked out or on strike knows what scab labour means for their loved ones, their community, their union, and the country as a whole.
The research is clear: when scabs are used during strikes and lockouts, labour disputes last longer and often get nastier. Bargaining is stalled, communities are divided, and tempers flare. Hundreds (often thousands) of work days are lost, and everyone suffers.