Back to Work Legislation -Bills C-5 & C-6

Below in pdf form are the two most recent bills sponsored by the Labour Minister, Lisa Raitt.
Her contact information is below.

Bill C-5

an Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations

“As scabs filled in behind Air Canada customer-service desks on the first day of a three-day strike, the company boldly reassured the public that things were “business-as-usual.” Yet, only hours after the strike began, Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt signalled the Harper government’s intent to force Air Canada employees back to work through legislation – even though a final settlement was well within reach. In her words, the strike posed a threat to Canada’s economic recovery. Frankly, that was a bogus claim.”

“These moves send a clear signal that the government is more intent on attacking workers’ rights than on working to strengthen the important institution of collective bargaining. With Harper’s new majority government, it seems as though things are destined to get worse.”

Read more…
A Hard Landing for Collective Bargaining in The Mark
by Ken Lewenza -National President -CAW

Bill C-6

an Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services

Read the article in the Montreal Gazette Newspaper on how the Bill (C-6) got passed.

The NDP introduced an amendment to that part of the bill, bringing the wages higher than proposed in the bill. But the Conservative majority defeated it, along with every other amendment presented Saturday.

CUPW union president Denis Lamelin echoed the concerns of opposition MPs, saying the passing of the bill sets a dangerous precedent.

“The government is clearly willing to side with employers to grind down wages and working conditions,” he said.


Lisa Raitt Contact information:


307 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Tel: (613) 996-7046
Fax: (613) 992-0851


86 Main Street East
Milton, ON L9T 1N3

Tel: (905) 693-0166

Fax: (905) 693-0704


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