Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues

Unions Boost Democracy and Prosperity for All

On any given day across Canada, thousands ofCCPA
unionized workers are engaged in making their
workplaces, communities and country better. They
may be learning how to combat sexism, racism,
and other forms of discrimination. They may be
taking classes on how to avoid workplace injury
or having proposed legislative changes explained
to them. Federal scientists may be negotiating to
have revenue from their inventions used togreenpolicy
advance scientific research. Worker committees
will be participating in charitable campaigns to
help the disadvantaged, or organizing a rally in
support of Idle No More, or launching a public
campaign to improve the Canada Pension Plan
so all workers can retire with dignity …
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