Legal Alert: First Contract Imposition - NDP Government Planning Further Changes to Nova Scotia's Labour Laws
November 2, 2011
Note: On December 6, 2013 the NS Government introduced a Bill proposing to repeal the first contract arbitration provisions of the NS Trade Union Act. Click here to read McInnes Cooper’s December 9, 2013 Legal Alert: NS Government Proposes Changes to First Contract Arbitration in NS.
The N.S. Government is planning to introduce first contract legislation. The Saskatchewan experience, where an employer was ordered to increase wages by over 30%, illustrates the serious implications of such legislation to employers. The Government released a Discussion Paper on First Contract Settlement and is seeking written comment on such legislation by November 4, 2011.
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