Case No. 1147 against the Government of Canada

Federal Government
July 1982
Case status: 

Public Sector Compensation Restraint Act, 1982 (Bills C-124, June)

The Act legislated away collective bargaining rights of approximately 200,000 public service employees for two years, imposed maximum wage increases of six percent and five percent for a minimum of two years and rolled back signed agreements with increases above those amounts.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPS) and several other unions.

This legislation was found to be in partial compliance with the principles of freedom of association.