What Canadians Think of Labor Unions

How much influence do you think labour unions currently have in Canadian life?

Too much influence 48%
Too little influence 14%
About the right amount 22%
Not sure 15%

Thinking of labour unions, to what extent do you think each of the following should exercise their right to call a strike?

Always / Most
of the time
Some of the time / Never
Emergency workers 14% 82%
Health workers 17% 79%
Public school teachers 21% 75%
Public transit employees 21% 75%
Provincial civil servants 21% 73%
Federal civil servants 21% 73%
City and municipal workers 22% 74%
Telecommunications workers 26% 69%

Do you think the Canada Labour Code should be amended to prohibit employers from hiring replacement workers to perform the duties of employees who are on strike or locked out?

Yes 35%
No 50%
Not sure 15%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,000 Canadian adults, conducted on Jul. 23 and Jul. 24, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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