Pictured: Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk

Parliament moved one step closer to formally repealing the previous government’s union busting legislation. On Wednesday night, the House of Commons passed Bill C-4, which aims to repeal Bill C-377 and Bill C-525.

Bills C-377 would have drowned unions in red tape and compromised the privacy of union members. Bill C-525 was essentially an act to prevent workers from joining a union.

“The Trudeau government has once again demonstrated its commitment to fair labour laws,” commented François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. “I’d especially like to thank Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk and MP Rodger Cuzner for their outstanding work on this issue.”

Bill C-4 must now make its way through the Senate before becoming law.

“Union busting is about crushing those who stand for respect, fairness, and dignity in the workplace. It has no place in Canada,” said Laporte.