600600p6489EDNmain360ballot vote_cropped(Jun. 10/14) After two years of lobbying by Restaurants Canada and the business community, the Newfoundland and Labrador government has introduced legislation that requires secret ballot votes during the union certification process. This amendment to the Labour Act reverses the move to eliminate secret ballot votes – a decision that was rammed through the legislature in 2012 without any consultation. Employers believe in the need for secret ballot votes to ensure employees can freely and fairly decide whether or not to join a union.

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