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Statement of Evidence to the Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization

Date

2009

Authors

UFCW Canada

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) is filing this complaint on behalf agricultural employees in the province of Ontario . The complaint is against the Agricultural Employees Protection Act, 2002 (AEPA) which denies collective bargaining rights to all agricultural employees employed by any agricultural business operations in the province of Ontario.
Denying collective bargaining rights to agricultural employees is a violation of their fundamental human right to freedom of association.
It also is contrary to the basic principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO) as embodied in the ILO Constitution, ILO Convention No. 87– Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (1948), ILO Convention No. 98 – Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining (1949) and the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Responsible institution

UFCW Canada

Place published

Toronto

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

Policymakers, Researchers, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Ontario and Federal

Spheres of activity

Law

Languages

English