In working for government and its various special-operating agency incarnations it is mandatory to be member of the employees union. Some of the biggest employers have unions for the employees. Unionism is a significant factor in Canada’s economy and cannot be ignored. I am not going to argue against unions since the freedom of association is imbued in Canada’s Charter of Rights.
But the Union movement has convinced various provincial governments to enshrine their right to exist with mandatory membership when a union represents a workforce. If you want to work for government and are not a manager, you must be part of a union.
Its a perfect example how socialist ideals have corrupted what is a reasonable right. If a group of employees decide to bargain collectively, it is up to the employer to decide to bargain with them as well. Collective bargaining does grant the benefit of simplified labor relations for the employer but individuals should also have a right to not be part of a union.
If the avowed benefits of collective bargaining are so great, employees will naturally gravitate to join a union. Unions should compete in the open market and justify its existence like any business needs to. When a union fails to do its job, the members can then freely leave and then stop paying dues. Let the benefits of unionism stand on its own feet. It is the only way to mitigate the enshrined abuses and excesses that union leadership enjoys with their legislated monopoly.