The Canadian Press

2015-01-30 | SCOC Saskatchewan Strike

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Saskatchewan law which prevents public-sector workers from striking is unconstitutional. By a 5-2 majority, the high court granted the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour's appeal of the essential services legislation that restricts who can strike. Craig Bavis (BAY'-vis), who is on the federation's legal team, calls the ruling a historic moment in Canada. (The Supreme Court gave Saskatchewan one year to enact new legislation.)

Date: 2015-01-30
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << what the Supreme Court of Canada is saying is not there can never be a essential service legislation simply that if governments are going to step in to restrict a right to strike it's got to ensure that the right to straight is balanced and any restrictions meet constitutional muster >>


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