West Coast Ports Operations Act, 1995
S.C. 1995, c. 2
Assented to 1995-03-16
An Act respecting the supervision of longshoring and related operations at west coast ports
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
2. (1) In this Act,
« convention collective »
“collective agreement” means the collective agreement between the employers and the union, which expired on December 31, 1992, and includes any related arrangements concerning contribution and benefit payments in respect of pensions;
« employé »
“employee” means a person who is employed by an employer and is bound by the collective agreement;
« employeur »
“employer” means an employer named in the schedule;
« médiateur-arbitre »
“mediator-arbitrator” means the mediator-arbitrator appointed pursuant to subsection 8(1);
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Labour;
« syndicat »
“union” means the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, Ship and Dock Foremen, Local 514.
Marginal note:Words and expressions
(2) Unless otherwise provided, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in Part I of the Canada Labour Code.
SUPERVISION OF LONGSHORING OPERATIONS
3. On the coming into force of this Act,
(a) every employer shall continue or forthwith resume, as the case may be, the supervision of longshoring and related operations at ports on the west coast of Canada; and
(b) every employee shall, when required to do so, continue or forthwith resume, as the case may be, the duties of that employee’s employment.
Marginal note:Obligations of employers
4. Neither an employer nor any officer or representative of an employer shall
(a) in any manner impede any employee from complying with paragraph 3(b); or
(b) discharge or in any other manner discipline, or authorize or direct the discharge or discipline of, any employee by reason of that employee’s having been on strike before the coming into force of this Act.
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