Union fights for federal employees denied collective bargaining rights

PSAC says legislation that doesn’t give employee status to part-time public servants violates their charter right to freedom of association
|employmentlawtoday.com|Last Updated: 02/04/2009

A large national union is challenging the definition of who constitutes an employee under federal jurisdiction in court.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) says the definition of employee in the Public Service Labour Relations Act is too restrictive and denies some public service workers the freedom of association they are guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.