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Monday, May 2, 2011

Farm Union Fight Not Over

Regional | by Jon Meyer  

UFCW wants to make the farm union issue front and centre in Ontario election.

Our country's highest court dealt a blow to Ontario's 80 thousand farm workers.

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld Ontario's ban on farm workers unionizing.

National Coordinator for Agriculture Workers Alliance of UFCW Stan Raper, tells Bayshore Broadcasting News there's no reason agricultural workers should be treated differently than other workers.

Raper says the food workers' union will lobby the Province to introduce legislation to allow farm workers to form unions.

Raper says if nothing happens come October -- he believes they will support the NDP in the next provincial election.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union of Canada (UFCW) has been trying for decades to unionize workers at large operations, such as mushroom and greenhouse tomato farms.

 

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