Chris Gardner: Stripping secret ballot from workers a bad idea

Vancouver Sun | Chris Gardner | November 19, 2020

Opinion: Whether it’s when we elect governments or members to local community associations, it is the secret ballot we rely on to provide assurance that the vote is free from manipulation by any interested party.

Even before the mail-in ballots were counted and the final results of the provincial election certified, an executive from one of the biggest unions in the country was urging the new NDP government to trample over the hard-won rights of workers across B.C.

In an op-ed that appeared in The Vancouver Sun, Unifor regional director Gavin McGarrigle called on the NDP government to immediately enact “pro-worker” legislation that would strip workers of the secret ballot vote when deciding whether or not to join a union.

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