Right to Strike Affirmed by Canada's Supreme Court

The right to strike has been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada as a right protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This landmark ruling will help level the playing field between employers and employees, and will certainly bolster ETFO's Charter challenge against Bill 115, which imposed contracts on teachers.  We can expect to see ripples from this ruling for many years to come.

Read about it in the Globe and Mail, and also read the Globe's Op-Ed column by Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress.

You can also read the actual Supreme Court ruling.