Labour rights are Human rights

March - Federal public service gains right to collective bargaining

March 13, 1967
The Public Service Staff Relations Act was proclaimed by Lester Pearson’s minority Liberal government, granting in excess of 200,000 Canadian federal public servants the right to collective bargaining. It provided the options of arbitration or the right to strike to settle disputes.

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