Appeal Court upholds lower court ruling on Bill C-10

August 16, 2016

The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the Ontario Superior Court decision that Bill C-10, the Expenditure Restraint Act, did not violate the Charter rights of federal public service workers.

Bill C-10, passed by the former Conservative government in 2009, rolled back negotiated wage increases for federal public sector workers.

“The decision is certainly disappointing,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “We believe that Bill C-10 violates federal public service workers’ right to freedom of association and to collectively bargain. Our legal team will review the Court’s ruling thoroughly before decisions are made about our next step.”

PSAC has 60 days to apply for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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