Ontario Conservatives’ labour reform proposals criticizedUnion leader charges Opposition is playing politics in labour relations recommendationsBy Danielle Harder07/16/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/17/2012 Labour reform is needed in Ontario but not necessarily in the manner proposed by the province’s Progressive Conservatives in a recently released white paper, says Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Labour Federation.“They’re trying to couch this as a policy paper under the guise of creating a more ‘flexible’ workforce,” he says. “It’s not.”The proposals would allow employees in a unionized workplace the option of not becoming a union member or paying union dues. The reforms would also see unions, not employers, collect those dues, and amend the province’s labour laws to allow a secret ballot in all certification votes. Unions would also be obliged to disclose how much money they take in and where they spend it. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.