Government needs to pass strong anti-scab legislation now.
Ban the use of “replacement workers” (Scabs)
When unionized workers are on strike or locked out, no one should be able to perform their work – not new or temporary hires, not management, not workers in other bargaining units, not students, or other workers.
We know that free and fair collective bargaining – without the threat of scabs taking workers’ jobs or imposing back-to-work legislation – is the best way to reach good agreements and stable workplaces.
The use of scabs pits working people against each other and takes advantage of non-unionized workers who are desperate for work.
In 2022, as part of the confidence-and-supply agreement with the NDP, the Liberal government committed to table legislation to ban the use of so-called “replacement workers” for both lockouts and strikes by the end of 2023.
The NDP and the Bloc Québécois have committed to passing anti-scab legislation quickly.
There is no justification for this Liberal minority government waiting to the end of the year to pass this legislation.
They need to pass strong meaningful anti-scab legislation now.
IAM anti-scab message.