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Case No. 1722 against the Government of Ontario

Jurisdiction: 
Ontario
Year/Month: 
July 1993
Case status: 
Closed

Social Contract Act, 1993 (Bills 48, July)

The Act provided for compensation reduction targets to be reached through eight sector-wide agreements covering all public sector workers in the province. Where agreements were not reached, employees earning over $30,000 per year were required to take unpaid leave days, equivalent to a 4.6 percent annual wage rollback; a three-year wage freeze was also imposed.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) (June 1993).
This legislation was found not to constitute a violation of the principles of freedom of association.

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