Today’s 3 Questions4LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human RightsHow 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?
Today’s Class•What are the sources of human rights?
Framing Human RightsBroad category: what could it include?LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights6
Framing Human RightsIn workplace context, major focus:•right to be free of discrimination•right to be accommodatedLABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights7
Framing Human RightsRange of sources: international, federal, provincialLABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights8
InternationalUN Declaration of Human RightsInt’l Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural RightsInt’l Covenant on Civil and Political RightsCanadian LegislationCanadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsCanadian Human Rights ActProvincial HR LegislationLABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights9
Human Rights –International1948 - UN Declaration of Human Rights1976 - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights10
Human Rights –InternationalUN Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR)LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights11This Photoby Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA
Human Rights –UN DHRArticle 231.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 241.Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.LABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights12
Human Rights –ICCPRInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)•Primarily ‘negative’ rights –e.g. right to not be enslaved•Prohibits forced labour•Freedom of movement, assembly, associationLABR 1260 - The Charter & Human Rights13