Case No. 1171 against the Government of Quebec

December 1982
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An Act respecting remuneration in the public sector, 1982 (Bills 70, June)

The Act imposed an average wage reduction on approximately 300,000 public sector workers of 19.5 percent for the period between January 1 and March 31, 1983, removed the right to strike and extended collective agreements due to expire.

Submitted by the Federation of Associations of University Lecturers, the Union of Government Salaried Staff, the Union of University Employees, the Federation of Nursing Occupation Unions, the Quebec Provincial Civil Service Union (SFPQ), the Quebec Central Teachers Union (CEQ), the World Federation of Teachers Unions (WFTU), the World Labour Confederation and the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP) (November 1982).

This legislation was found not to comply with the principles of freedom of association.