Case No. 3151 against the Government of Canada

Federal Government
September 2015
Case status: 

Federal Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, 2015 (Bill C-59)


The Economic Action Plan 2015 Act was the ombinus bill used  to, among other things, implement certain provisions of the federal budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures.   Sections 254 to 269 gave the federal government the power to override the Public Service Labour Relations Act and unilaterally amend the sick leave provisions of the collective agreements covering employees of the core federal public service.

Submitted by Public Service International and the Canadian Labour Congress on behalf of the 18 unions representing Canada’s federal public service employees.


The complaint was filed in September 2015 and as of yet, has not been examined by the ILO's Committee on Freedom of Association. .  Observations requested from governments, but not yet received as of March 2016

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