In 2007 the Canadian Supreme Court affirmed the human rights status of collective bargaining; moving it, in the Canadian context, from a statutory right to a human right. In order to put that decision into perspective, network member Roy Adams traces the emergence and general characteristics of the modern international human rights regime, and then reviews the recent evolution and major aspects of collective bargaining as a human right. In this article from Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society, Adams also suggests how to bring Canadian practice into alignment with international standards. Download article.
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