Case No. 1802 against the Government of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia
October 1994
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Public Sector Unpaid Leave Act, 1993 (Bills 41, November)
The Act required government and other public sector employees to take mandatory unpaid leave equivalent to a two percent reduction in annual salary.

Compensation in the Public Sector Act, 1994 (Bills 52, June)
The Act imposed an immediate freeze on the wages and benefits of approximately 60,000 public sector employees; those employees making more than $25,000 a year were forced to take a permanent three percent wage rollback. It also extended collective agreements for three years, suspending the right to bargain, strike or arbitrate over changes to the agreement for the same period.

Submitted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Nova Scotia Confederation of University Faculty Associations (NSCUFA) (October 1994).
These two pieces of legislation were found not to comply with the principles of freedom of association.