Labour rights are Human rights

Case No. 1951 against the Government of Ontario

February 1998
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Education Quality Improvement Act, 1997 (Bills 160, December)

The Act enabled government to regulate terms and conditions of employment for teachers and removed cost items, including preparation time and class size, from collective bargaining.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) (February 1998).

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

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