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Back to School Act, 2000 (Bill 145, November)

The Act ended a lockout of teachers employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth (public) school board and imposed compulsory arbitration.

Ontario Back to work - dispute sent to arbitration November 2000

Financial Measures Act, 2000 (Bill 46, June)

The Act withdrew government funding from the public sector arbitration process, with the result that arbitration became fully funded by employers and bargaining agents.

Nova Scotia Restrictions on scope of bargaining October 2000

Health Care Services Continuation Act, 2000 (Bill 2, June)

The Act ended a province-wide strike by health care professionals, imposed a 60-day “cooling-off” period and ordered the parties to resume bargaining.

British Columbia Back to work - dispute sent to arbitration October 2000

Education Accountability Act, 2000 (Bill 74, May)

The Act imposed a series of terms and conditions of employment on teachers and reduced the scope of matters open to collective bargaining.

Ontario Restrictions on scope of bargaining May 2000

Public Education Support Staff Collective Bargaining Assistance Act, 2000 (Bill 7, April)

The Act ended a strike by support workers and cleaning staff in public schools and imposed a collective agreement.

British Columbia Back to work - settlement imposed April 2000

Ground Ambulance Services Act, 1999 (Bill 9, October)

The Act ended a strike and required the ambulance workers to return to work.

Nova Scotia Back to work - dispute sent to arbitration October 1999

An Act respecting the provision of nursing services and pharmaceutical services, 1999 (Bill 72, July)

The Act ended a strike by nurses, imposed certain terms of a collective agreement and appointed an inquiry by the Essential Services Council into work stoppages by pharmacists.

Quebec Back to work - settlement imposed July 1999

Budget Implementation Act, 1999 (Bill C-71, June)

The Act suspended the right of federal government employees to use binding arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism during negotiations with Treasury Board in 1999.

Federal Government Restrictions on scope of bargaining June 1999

An Act to ensure that essential services are provided to the Bureau d’habitation de Montréal, 1999 (Bill 70, June)

The Act suspended the right to strike for workers at the municipal housing office in Montréal.

Quebec Back to work - settlement imposed June 1999

Resumption of Services (Nurses-SUN) Act, 1999 (Bill 23, April)

The Act ended a strike by nurses, extended the expired collective agreement and imposed a two percent wage increase per year for the following three years.

Saskatchewan Suspension of bargaining rights April 1999

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