Labour Studies Index

Labour Rights: A Democratic Counterweight to Growing Income Inequality in Canada

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Fudge, Judy
Editor Fudge, Judy
Series Editor Tucker, Eric
Editor Tucker, Eric
Series Editor Faraday, Fay
Editor Faraday, Fay
Author Fudge, Derek
Book Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case
Publisher Irwin Law; Toronto
Date 2012
ISBN 9781552212912
Pages 234-260


Examines the Supreme Court's decision on Fraser in the context of the broader political battle on labour rights. The author links the decline in union density to increasing inequality in income and taxation. Canada's failure to ratify or comply with international conventions of labour rights is also analyzed.


Abstract by Desmond Maley.