An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (successor rights and obligations — airports)


Alexandre Boulerice  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of April 20, 2023

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This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to provide that an employer who is an airport authority or a provider of services to an airport authority and who replaces a previous contractor must observe the certification of the previous trade union and the terms and conditions of employment, rights and privileges of the employees of the previous contractor.


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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

April 20th, 2023 / 10 a.m.
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Alexandre Boulerice NDP Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-330, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (successor rights and obligations — airports).

Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to introduce this bill under Private Members' Business to close a loophole in the Canada Labour Code that annuls existing labour contracts or collective agreements when there is a change of employer for subcontractors working at Canadian airports.

This is an anomaly in our Canada Labour Code that causes these workers to go back to square one every time. Over the past few years, we have seen how this has led to disastrous results. Negotiations have to start over so the workers can get acceptable working conditions.

Over the years, these employees have suffered setbacks in terms of their salaries, working conditions and the benefits they had. That is no way to ensure good labour relations in Quebec and Canada. This is not how things work in the whole of the private sector in this country, except for people who work at airports.

This bill will attempt to fix this flaw by ensuring that these workers have the same rights as everyone else in this country. I encourage all parliamentarians to pay special attention to this and ensure that everyone has the same labour rights in Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)