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Case No. 1260 against the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Jurisdiction: 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Year/Month: 
March 1984
Case status: 
Closed

Public Service (Collective Bargaining) Amendment Act, 1983 (Bills 59, April)

The Act enabled the government to designate up to 49 percent of a public service bargaining unit as essential service employees in the event of a strike and broadened the management designation, resulting in the exclusion of 2,000 employees from unionization.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) (February 1984).
This legislation was found not to comply with the principles of freedom of association.

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