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An Act to ensure the resumption of public transit service in the territory of the Communauté urbaine de Québec, 1982 (Bill 84, November)

The Act ended a legal strike by public transit employees.

Quebec Back to work - settlement imposed November 1982

West Coast Ports Operations Act, 1982 (Bill C-137, November)

The Act ended a strike by longshoremen at British Columbia ports and mandated a negotiated settlement.

Federal Government Back to work - settlement imposed November 1982

Inflation Restraint Act, 1982 (Bill 179, September)

The Act imposed maximum wage increases of five percent on approximately 500,000 public sector workers and extended their collective agreements for one year. 

Ontario Suspension of bargaining rights September 1982

The Cancer Foundation (Maintenance of Operations) Act, 1982 (August)

The Act ordered an end to a strike by employees of the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation.

Saskatchewan Back to work - settlement imposed August 1982

An Act respecting remuneration in the public sector, 1982 (Bill 70, June)

The Act imposed an average wage reduction on approximately 300,000 public sector workers of 19.5 percent for the period between January 1 and March 31, 1983, removed the right to strike and extended collective agreements due to expire.

Quebec Suspension of bargaining rights June 1982

Compensation Stabilization Act, 1982 (Bill 28, June)

The Act imposed wage increases of six percent and five percent on approximately 220,000 public sector workers for a two-year period, retroactive to February 1982, and suspended collective bargaining.

British Columbia Suspension of bargaining rights June 1982

Education (Interim) Finance Act, 1982 (Bill 27, June)

The Act enabled the government to block wage increases previously agreed upon through negotiations between teachers and public school boards.

British Columbia Suspension of bargaining rights June 1982

Public Sector Compensation Restraint Act, 1982 (Bill 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. 

Federal Government Suspension of bargaining rights June 1982

An Act to Ensure Resumption and Continuation of Certain Non-Teaching Services in the Public Service, 1982 (Bill 18, April)

The Act ended a legal strike by two bargaining units of school board support staff.

New Brunswick Back to work - settlement imposed April 1982

Labour-Management Dispute (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1982 (March)

The Act prohibited a strike by hospital employees to take place during a provincial election campaign if the strike created a matter of “pressing public importance” or a danger to public health and safety.

Saskatchewan Restrictions on scope of bargaining March 1982

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