1 Bill C-4, Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2, introduced October 22, 2013.
2 The Globe and Mail, October 24, 2013, “Clement mum on which public servants will be deemed essential“
3 A small number of the Review’s recommendations are reflected in the proposed legislation. For example, the Review recommended that a single-person adjudication panel become the default with the PSLRB – which is being done.
4Most notably, the Review recommended that the PSLRB do a better job of compensation research. Instead, the proposed changes include eliminating compensation research entirely. The Review also recommended that the parties do a better job of negotiating essential service agreements. Instead, the proposed changes eliminate essential services agreements.
5 PSLRA, s. 4.
6 Public Service Alliance of Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 FC 918 at para. 23.
7 Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada v. Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 2008 PSLRB 78.
8 Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada v. Treasury Board, PSSRB File No. 185-02-280 or Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada v. Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 2008 PSLRB 50.
9 C.U.P.E. v. Ontario (Minister of Labour), 2003 SCC 29.
10 Lishman v. Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, 2013 PSST 12. The complainant lost that case anyway.