Case No. 2083 against the Government of New Brunswick:

New Brunswick
April 2000
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Public Service Labour Relations Act, 1973

The Act excluded certain workers from the definition of “employee” under the Act, namely those persons “not ordinarily required to work more than one-third of the normal period for persons doing similar work” (section 1 (C.1)) and those “employed on a casual or temporary basis unless the person has been so employed for a continuous period of six months or more” (section 1(e)) thereby denying them the right to join unions of their own choosing or to bargain collectively.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) (April 2000).

These sections of the legislation were found not to comply with the principles of freedom of association.