Statement by MP Gord Johns of support for Bill C-58:
"For your weekend consideration as workers struggle for fair wages to support their families and safe working conditions, please sign on to this message of support for Bill C-58 to ban the use of replacement workers.
The thing is, I believe that Canadian workers deserve respect, better wages and working conditions. But right now, while CEOs and bosses are getting record compensation, workers' wages aren't rising at the same rate as those at the very top. It's because establishment Liberals and corporate controlled Conservatives designed a system that favours CEOs over workers. They allowed CEOs to ignore workers' rights by using replacement workers. We introduced anti-scab bills eight times in the past 15 years and, the last time is was brought to a vote in 2016, Liberals ad Conservatives teamed up to defeat our attempt to make things better for workers.
But we haven't given up and now we've forced the government to move forward with legislation that gives workers a better chance at a fairer deal while they're fighting for better work conditions. We will keep fighting to make this legislation better, notably by making those important changes coming into effect sooner because right now Liberals want the measures to only come into effect after Royal Ascent, but we will also have to fight back against Pierre Poilievre's Corporate Conservatives that will try everything to stop this. If Pierre Poilievre rejects this bill, he'll prove again that he is no friends of workers and that he is on the side of CEOs and the big bosses"
The Link to support anti-scab legislation will be down below. Add your name below to put the pressure on!