3rd Session, 42nd Legislature
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THE LABOUR RELATIONS AMENDMENT ACT (2)
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The following is added after section 29:
The following is added after section 76:
Every union must develop and implement a process for consulting each employee who is in a unit that is governed by a collective agreement between the union and the employer of the employees about whether they wish their union dues to be used for political purposes.
An employee who objects to the use of their union dues for political purposes may so advise the union in writing and may direct that any amount of their union dues proposed to be used for political purposes be remitted by the union to a registered charity designated by the employee, and the union must remit on an annual basis the dues to the registered charity designated by the employee.
The following definitions apply in this section.
"political purposes" includes
(a) election communications expenses that are subject to Part 12 (Third Party Spending) of The Election Financing Act;
(b) third party partisan activity expenses or election survey expenses that are subject to Part 17 (Third Party Advertising, Partisan Activities and Election Surveys) of the Canada Elections Act; and
(c) expenses incurred for advertising in connection with an election conducted under The Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act. (« fins politiques »)
"union dues" means dues deducted from the wages of an employee in a unit affected by a collective agreement and remitted to a union as provided in subsection 76(1) or pursuant to a collective agreement. (« cotisations syndicales »)
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
This Bill amends The Labour Relations Act to enable a unionized employee to direct that the portion of their union dues that would otherwise be used for political purposes be donated to a registered charity.