Anti-Replacement Worker Petition

NL NDP Labour Critic Lorraine Michael, MHA for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, is circulating a petition calling on the House of Assembly to enact anti-replacement worker legislation (also known as anti-scab legislation).

Interested members of the public are invited to contact Lorraine's office, and are welcome to circulate the petition and collect signatures.

DOWNLOAD THE PETITION

Email: lorrainemichael@gov.nl.ca
Phone: 709-729-0270
Fax: 709-576-1443

Postal Address:
Confederation Building
3rd Floor, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6

The text of the petition is as follows:
ANTI-REPLACEMENT WORKER PETITION

TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

The petition of the undersigned residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Humbly Sheweth;

WHEREAS strikes and lock outs are rare, and on average 97% of collective agreements are negotiated without work disruption; and

WHEREAS Anti-Temporary Replacement Workers laws have existed in Quebec since 1978; in British Columbia since 1993; and successive governments in those provinces have never repealed those laws; and

WHEREAS Anti-Temporary Replacement Workers legislation has reduced the length and divisiveness of labour disputes; and

WHEREAS the use of Temporary Replacement Workers during a strike or lock-out is damaging to the social fabric of a community, the local economy, and the wellbeing of its residents, as evident by the recent use of temporary replacement workers by both Ocean Choice International and Vale in Voisey’s Bay;

We the undersigned, petition the House of Assembly to urge government to enact legislation banning the use of Temporary Replacement Workers during a strike or lock out.

And as in duty bound your petitioners will ever pray.

Associated Caucus Members: 

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