A Call for Public Inquiry

Small frys like you and I can crack this nut - we can fix these problems before the next generation falls victim to them; but before a problem can be solved, it first has to be acknowledged and understood.

We are therefore asking for a public inquiry into: 

a) the barriers facing unionized workers seeking fair resolution to discrimination and other unfair treatment in the workplace, and; 

b) the troubling statistics which show that the promises of fair process offered by our current system are not being kept.

We hope that this process will yield concrete recommendations to address these issues, including:

  • Confirmation that our current system of unionized worker representation demonstrably upholds workers’ rights as guaranteed in our Constitution and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Analysis and publication of the results of workplace discrimination grievances - including resulting DFR and Human Rights complaints - filed by unionized workers from 2007 to present.
  • Reinstatement of unionized workers’ rights to be involved in the management of their workplace discrimination grievances, and/or reinstatement of their rights to seek legal resolution to their workplace discrimination claims in the civil court system.