About the book
Resisting Union-Busting Techniques: lessons from Quebec is the fifth in a series of Comparative notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.
The recognition procedure recently introduced in the UK closely resembles the statutory procedures operating in Canada. According to this booklet, Canadian unions have experienced acute difficulties with the legislation, most notably in the form of union-busting techniques developed by employers in their attempts to deny union recognition.
In this short paper, Laura Dubinsky, a union organiser with UNITE (the textile workers’ union in Canada) outlines the union-busting methods used by Canadian employers. She also considers whether the UK legislation is open to the same union-busting techniques and offers suggestions on how UK unions can learn from the Canadian experiences to defeat attempts at union-busting in the UK.
A5; 32pp; ISBN 1 873271 78 6;
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