NDP Fact Check – Regan on first contract arbitration

September 10, 2015

Comments made today by Liberal Labour Minister Kelly Regan about First Contract Arbitration are incorrect. The law allowing workers at Egg Studios to certify with IATSE 849 in October of 2011 was not the first contract legislation introduced by the previous government in November of 2011. Those workers were allowed to certify under the Trade Union Act passed by the Angus L. Macdonald Liberal government in 1947.

It’s unfortunate the minister made her comments without knowing the proper facts.