Nearly eight in 10 who did not hold a union job would not want to be unionized if given the choice, Nanos said. Nearly 84% agreed with having a secret ballot vote when forming a union is on the table."Unions were relevant at one time, but no longer". Check out this video: John Mortimer, president of LabourWatch, said Canada is the only country where someone's job is at risk if they don't finance their union's political agenda.
Roughly three-quarters agreed with the right of workers to cross picket lines.
The majority of workers were also opposed to the idea of union dues paying for things such as partisan politics (59.8%), including attack ads (73.3%) and non-work advocacy groups (70%).
A whopping 83% of Canadians agreed with mandatory public financial disclosure for both public and private sector unions on a regular basis.
John Mortimer, president of LabourWatch, said Canada is the only country where someone's job is at risk if they don't finance a union's political agenda. That's because union dues in Canada are a condition of employment.
Monday, September 5, 2011
According to a new research by Nanos, most Canadians want more freedom from their unions, including - the right not to fund the union's political agenda, the right not to participate in a strike and even - the right not to join altogether.