Yes but that does not change the information provided - The employer supported the raid which is unheard of outside of CLAC - then in an about turn apposed them being moved into the RN's bargaining unit knowing full well that during the raid that was a #1 demand ... supports my comment that it makes it odd and suspect to motive
And lastly on the cherry picking - it is my understanding that labor boards and employers have nearly always apposed this. Imagine you own a grocery store that everyone belongs to UFCW. If 6 or 7 departments one by one ( by classification ) breaks free and moves to a different union - a private sector employer could find themselves behind picket lines 365 days a year as unions rotate through like domino's in bargaining. Makes it odd that the goverment would support what private sector would never support
But back to the reasons for my post - Given the way the raid was supported and then not supported by employers and given the fact that if pushed the NDP would have to agree that permitting raiding on employer dime and time is not acceptable ... it is reason enough to steer clear while Bill 18 issues are live. It is not the NDP that has set dangereous precident and they did not condem the process in the news - they simply did not attend which I would think would be a prudent thing.
Except it's the opposite. Half of the nurses are in one union, and half are in another. And regardless of whether or not one is in one union or the other if a picket line goes up nobody in any union crosses it.
Truly frightening that the kind of logic that goes looney because the democratic right of people working in the exact same profession doing the same job at the same time to decide to be in the same union violates some sort of bizarre solidarity movement is about to become mainstream.
God forbid the people cleaning the floors won't have the added leverage of being lumped in with half the nurses when it comes time to negotiate their contract.....