The Law and You

The Law Protects You

Your right to join a union is protected both by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Section 2) as well as by the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (Section 3).

Furthermore, Section 3 of the Québec Labour Code stipulates that every employee has the right to belong to the union of their choice and to participate in the formation, activities and management of that union.

In addition, the Québec Labour Code (Sections 13 and 14) prevents any form of intimidation, threats or reprisals against any employee who chooses to join a union.

And finally, Section 36 of the Québec Labour Code guaranties and even requires that an employee’s decision to join a union must remain confidential.

An employer is not allowed to change any condition of employment of its employees once a union has applied for certification unless the union so agrees in writing (Article 59).

SEPB-Québec will do everything necessary in order to see to it that your rights under the law are protected.

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