Supreme Court of Canada To Hear “Right to Strike” Case
Date: October 30, 2013
In a case that will be eagerly anticipated by the labour relations community, the Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal from a decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal which found that the “right to strike” is not constitutionally protected. Courts have been grappling with the extent of the constitutional protection for labour rights since the Supreme Court gave constitutional protection to the collective bargaining process in its 2007 landmark decision Health Services and Support Facilities Subsector Bargaining Assn. v. British Columbia (“B.C. Health Services“).
A discussion of the Saskatchewan decision is found in our Case in Point blog post “Supreme Court of Canada to Determine Whether Charter Protects Right to Strike.”