Case Nos. 1247 and 1234 against the Government of Alberta

Jurisdiction: 
Alberta
Year/Month: 
December 1983
Case status: 
Closed

Labour Statutes Amendment Act, 1983 (Bills 44, June)

The Act eliminated the right to strike for firefighters and hospital employees, denied university faculty form joining a union,imposed compulsory arbitration and required arbitrators to consider government policy, the employer’s ability to pay and non-union wages. It also allowed suspension of the collection of dues if employees participated in illegal strike action.

Case No. 1247 was submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) (November 1983) and Case No. 1234 was submitted by the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) (September 1983).
This legislation was found not to comply with the principles of freedom of association.