Canada must support and promote strong unionism and ensure robust labour rights to strengthen communities and make Canadian society more inclusive and democratic.
Why strong unions and robust labour rights are important?
Unions are the cornerstone of a strong democracy, essential in the struggle to maintain democratic governance, fair working conditions, and greater economic equality for workers. The maintenance of union membership and density has been directly correlated to[i]:
- More robustly developed welfare states;
- Lower income inequality;
- Less precarious work;
- Safer workplaces.