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Case No. 1329 against the Government of British Columbia

Jurisdiction: 
British Columbia
Year/Month: 
May 1985
Case status: 
Closed

Compensation Stabilization Amendment Act, 1983 (Bills 11, June)

The Act changed the wage increase guideline under Bills 28 for approximately 220,000 public sector workers to a range for total compensation and established a Compensation Commissioner with power to decide wage increases based solely on considerations of the employer’s “ability to pay”.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) (April 1985).
This legislation was found not to comply with the principles of freedom of association.

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