Bill C-4 will make unionization in Canada less democratic, weaken the financial accountability of unions
Government employees in B.C. receive, on average, 7.4 per cent higher wages than comparable workers in the private sector.
When labour regulations are overly restrictive, they impede the ability of employers and workers to adjust to changing economic conditions.
Unions become more powerful from a ban on replacements.
The federal government recently introduced a bill that will make the process for establishing unions less democratic and weaken the financial disclosure requirements for established unions.
Research shows that increasing financial transparency contributes to improved governance and reduced corruption.
Without the anonymity of secret ballots, union organizers can pressure workers into signing up for unions.
Individual workers—on their own or working together—may find it difficult and costly to organize a decertification drive.
Allowing workers to bargain independently from the union would help limit the problem of free-riding while not forcing workers to join a union and pay dues.