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Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act

Version of section 121 from 2005-04-01 to 2013-12-11:

Marginal note:Proportion of duties may vary during strike

  •  (1) For the purpose of identifying the number of positions that are necessary for the employer to provide an essential service, the employer and the bargaining agent may agree that some employees in the bargaining unit will be required by the employer to perform their duties that relate to the provision of the essential service in a greater proportion during a strike than they do normally.

  • Marginal note:Determination of number of necessary employees

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the number of employees in the bargaining unit that are necessary to provide the essential service is to be determined

    • (a) without regard to the availability of other persons to provide the essential service during a strike; and

    • (b) on the basis that the employer is not required to change, in order to provide the essential service during a strike, the manner in which the employer operates normally, including the normal hours of work, the extent of the employer’s use of overtime and the equipment used in the employer’s operations.

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