Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tradespeople hold mock funeral

CANOE -- CNEWS - Weird News
Yelling "shame," "change the law," and "no more Iris," the demonstrators unleashed their anger at the provincial government - and in particular Employment Minister Iris Evans - for enforcing labour laws they say are unconstitutional.

A recent Supreme Court ruling made collective bargaining a constitutional right, said Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan.

"Alberta's labour laws don't facilitate collective bargaining, they discourage it," McGowan said. "It's not only wrong. It's now illegal," he said.

McGowan announced that the first charter challenge had been filed by the Boilermakers Local 146 two days ago, calling the union "the first into the breech."

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