Europen Convention on Human Rights (Canada is a signer)
In Europe it was decided by 3 different decisions that this right (association) had a natural extension that if there is a right to association there is a right to non-association. This one explains it in a fairly straight forward way.ARTICLE 11
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
No restrictions shall be placed on the exercise of these rights other than such as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. this article shall not prevent the imposition of lawful restrictions on the exercise of these rights by members of the armed forces, of the police or of the administration of the State.
Young, James & Webster
Unions in Canada think this is wrong, they (and most Labour Boards in the country) think that unions are the best and only solution, and that forcing association, and more importantly, paying for this "honour" is a requirement.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states:
Now, we too have the perceived right to non-association but, to digress, the Supreme Court of Canada felt that in Quebec Advance Cutting & Coring unions were SO corrupt and SO dangerous and SO powerful that the Quebec Polilce could not enforce the rule of law, so they imposed Section 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which says:2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
a) freedom of conscience and religion;
b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
d) freedom of association.
This is NOT a Quebec decision, it was the Supreme Court of Canada. It is not, as you say "unique, to say the least." It is a ruling against of all Canadians rights. Corruption, violence and intimidation should be met with force and crushed, not pandered to.1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
Corwin, you are telling green, and other readers that if you do not like the union, you should get another job. green is saying that he likes his job and if given a chance or success would decertify it. He has as much right to decertify a union as you do to certify one. He is also lucky that he is not in BC because such statements can lead to being fired by the "Security Clause" in the collective agreement. Federally he is safe.
As for forced dues, have you every read Rand's decision, the one that started the whole forced dues issue? Rand said that his decision was not for general applicaiton but only for the Ford dispute.
Do you want anything more in regard to "proof"?
I am tired of typing now but will happily explain or prove union abuse of power and misuse of dues that would like to hear. I am always happy for a reason to republish all this stuff.
Looking forward to hearing from you.