HEU supports BCGEU in constitutional challenge of picketing restrictions

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HEU is proud to be supporting the BCGEU in their trailblazing constitutional challenge of the BC Labour Code’s picketing provisions arising from the strike at Gateway Casinos.

The case is being heard this week.

In B.C., trade unions are prohibited from picketing at “secondary” sites, including “separate and distinct operations” of the struck employer. This means that workers’ freedom of expression is curtailed and strikes are rendered less effective against powerful corporate employers.

The labour movement has come together to challenge this state of affairs and demonstrate to the Board that these provisions violate workers’ freedoms of expression and association.

HEU delivered its intervenor submission in support of the BCGEU and workers across B.C. earlier this week.