Less than a week after reconvening Parliament, the Conservative government introduced Bill C-4, an omnibus budget bill that proposes to radically change our rights as federal public sector workers, and, by extension, is an attack against the rights of all Canadian workers.
- PSAC’s analysis of the Budget Implementation Act
- Summary of Bill C-4 Changes to Health and Safety Provisions
- Minister Clement was clear – he wants to take away our negotiated rights
- Federal public sector unions denounce back-door changes to labour legislation
- Tony Clement’s unbelievable interview on Bill C-4
Bill C-4 takes away the democratic rights of federal public sector employees and seriously undermines the health and safety protections in the Canada Labour Code covering workers under federal jurisdiction.
Bill C-4 is all about making it easier for the government and Treasury Board to come after federal government workers in the next round of bargaining and to strip away our long-standing negotiated rights.
Bill C-4 proposes amendments to federal labour laws that will not modernize the public sector. Rather, they are regressive and set back rights 30 years.
Bill C-4 is past second reading in Parliament and has been referred to the committee stage.