Collective Bargaining Protected By Charter, Supreme Court Rules - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2007-06-08, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cowichan Bay, BC
Posts: 1,389
Collective Bargaining Protected By Charter, Supreme Court Rules

"In a stunning reversal of 20 years of its own jurisprudence, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled (6-1) that the guarantee of freedom of association in section 2(d) of the Charter of Rights protects the right of Canadian workers to bargain collectively.

"Collective bargaining is a fundamental aspect of Canadian society, the Court declared, and recognition of that right reaffirms the values of dignity, personal autonomy, equality and democracy that are inherent in the Charter."
Full text of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in the Health Services case:

"Don't quote me on this." - Anonymous
Mexicanuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2007-06-08, 06:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 4,835
Nanuuk is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2007-06-08, 09:21 PM
OTA Forum Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 24,878
What it's really all about: governments cannot tear up negotiated agreements

Here's what brought about this decision:

When the BC Liberals gained power in a massive, landslide victory over the NDP, they decided to arbitrarily, unilaterally tear-up a legally binding collective bargaining agreement with hospital workers in the province. This was unprecedented in BC and Canadian history.

The legal case was brought by the affected health care workers because they believed that they had a legally binding agreement in place.

The BC Liberal government of Gordon Campbell believed that it had the right to declare such an agreement null and void, so with no warning or debate they tore up the deal and gave hospital contracts to third parties.

The Supreme Court of Canada has now corrected the BC Liberal government, and by way of their ruling clarified that no government in Canada can repudiate such collective bargaining contracts unilaterally and arbitrarily.
stampeder is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome