Liberals to repeal anti-strike legislation that redefined ‘essential service’

Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada

Treasury Board President Scott Brison will repeal changes the Harper government enacted that made it more difficult for federal public servants to strike by expanding the definition of what constitutes an essential service.

“As another important step in rebuilding the relationship with Canada’s public service, we are moving to repeal changes to the public service labour relations regime brought into law by the previous government,” Brison said in a statement Wednesday, noting the legislation will be introduced in the fall.

The 2014 budget omnibus bill made it illegal for any federal bargaining unit to strike if 80 per cent or more of the positions in that unit are declared necessary for providing an essential service.

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Source: CBC News – Politics
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