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LABR 1260 - Winter 2020 - L5 - The Charter & Human Rights.pdf

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LABR 1260: WORKING FOR A LIVING FEBRUARY 3 + 10, 2020 The Charter & Human Rights
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Notice © 2020 Christopher Rigaux, all rights reserved. Students of LABR1260 are granted a limited license to copy and retain this document for study purposes. It may not be redistributed. Produced with union labour. LABR 1260 - Understanding Unions 2
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Today’s 3 Questions 4 LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights How has human rights legislation affected the workplace? Does the human rights ‘system’ provide adequate justice? Can workers rely on the Charter to provide meaningful protections of their labour rights?
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Today’s Class What are the sources of human rights?
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Framing Human Rights Broad category: what could it include? LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 6
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Framing Human Rights In workplace context, major focus: right to be free of discrimination right to be accommodated LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 7
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Framing Human Rights Range of sources: international, federal, provincial LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 8
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International UN Declaration of Human Rights Int’l Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Int’l Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Canadian Legislation Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Canadian Human Rights Act Provincial HR Legislation LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 9
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Human Rights International 1948 - UN Declaration of Human Rights 1976 - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 10
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Human Rights International UN Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 11 This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA
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Human Rights UN DHR Article 23 1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. 2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. 3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. 4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests. Article 24 1. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay. LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 12
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Human Rights ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Primarily ‘negative’ rights – e.g. right to not be enslaved Prohibits forced labour Freedom of movement, assembly, association LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights 13
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