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    :: Monday, September 24, 2007 ::

    Workers want labour law buried - By Jeff Holubitsky, The Edmonton Journal, Canada
    The peaceful march, which attracted workers of all ages along with some families, was the culmination of several weeks of protests downtown and at construction sites in the Edmonton and Fort McMurray areas.

    It started when the carpenters union was prohibited from striking because, under current legislation, if 19 of 25 bargaining groups in the building trades ratify collective agreements, the remaining six are forced into arbitration.

    However, a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a British Columbia case recognized collective bargaining as a constitutional right.

    Among the union groups at the rally were carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, boilermakers, teachers, machinists, nurses, and government workers.
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