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Library of Parliament breached statutory freeze

October 08, 2013

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a finding by the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) that the Library of Parliament breached the statutory freeze in the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.

The employer attempted to change its job security policy during recent government cutbacks, after the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) had served notice to bargain. The Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) held that, in doing so, the employer had breached the statutory freeze.

The employer sought judicial review of the PSLRB’s decision, but on October 8, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the application for judicial review.

Click here to read a summary of the decision.


Peter Engelmann

Practice Areas

Labour Law