People in Canada work hard, and they deserve a workplace that treats them well. But there is a widening imbalance between workers and the large organizations who employ them. This is making it harder for workers to stand up for their needs, affecting their well-being, infringing on work-life balance, and putting their rights to collective bargaining at risk.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Provide up to 5 new paid leave days for federally regulated employees who experience a miscarriage or stillbirth, which can happen in up to 1 in 5 pregnancies.
- Strengthen provisions in the Canada Labour Code to better support women that need to be temporarily re-assigned to other duties during pregnancy and while breast-feeding.
- Create a fairer collective bargaining process by introducing legislation to prohibit the use of replacement workers, “scabs,” when a union employer in a federally regulated industry has locked out employees.
- Work with federally regulated employers and labour groups to co-develop a new policy for the right to disconnect so that workers can disconnect at the end of a workday without worrying about job security and restore healthy work-life balance.
- Protect public post-secondary educational institutions, such as Laurentian University, from being subject to corporate restructuring.