Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Dear Colleagues,

I have long admired the writing/analysis of Larry Savage in providing critical analysis of the state of organised labour in Canada. So, I was pleased to see the publication of a new book by him, and Charles Smith, providing insight on the relationship between the Canadian labour movement and Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Details are here:

The book has been particularly helpful towards my doctoral thesis as it draws on Colin Hay's approach to structure and agency in the context of movement activism.

The blurb for the book reads:

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Canadian unions have scored a number of important Supreme Court victories, securing constitutional rights to picket, bargain collectively, and to strike. Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms documents the evolution of the Canadian labour movement’s engagement with the Charter, demonstrating how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a controversial Charter-based legal strategy. This book’s fresh take on constitutionalized labour rights will have critical implications for the labour movement as well as activists in other fields.

Please follow the link above to get more detail of the book. You can read a sample here:

In Solidarity


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