Statement of Evidence to the Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization
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
- Place published
- File Attachments
- Economic sectors
General relevance - all sectors
- Content types
- Target groups
Policymakers, Researchers, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks
- Geographical focuses
Ontario and Federal
- Spheres of activity