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May 2, 2011
By The Canadian Press

May 2, 2011, Toronto — One of the country’s largest unions says it will
take its fight for agricultural workers to the Ontario government after
the Supreme Court of Canada last Friday ruled a provincial ban on farm
unions is constitutional.

May 2, 2011, Toronto — One of the country’s largest unions says it will take its fight for agricultural workers to the Ontario government after the Supreme Court of Canada last Friday ruled a provincial ban on farm unions is constitutional.

The Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision means that more than 80-thousand Ontario farm workers have lost the right to join a union and bargain collectively.

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Stan Raper of United Food and Commercial Workers Canada says the decision is not really worth the paper it’s printed on, and that it’s not even fertilizer.

The high court decided that the province’s existing Agriculture Employees Protection Act gives workers a meaningful process by which to bargain.


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