Teachers Union Challenges Government Legislation In Court

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 06:18 AM

The Nova Scotia Scotia Teachers Union is taking the province to court.

The McNeil government passed Bill 75 in February to impose a contract on teachers and put an end to the work to rule job action.

The NSTU says the controversial legislation violates the Charter of Rights.

In a release, NSTU President Liette Doucet says government took numerous steps to erode NSTU's ability to engage in a fair collective bargaining process.

She calls the government actions both reckless and inappropriate, and says they prevented teachers from negotiating a fair contract that included needed reforms to improve classroom conditions.

The NSTU has taken the first step of filing the mandatory two-month notice of application with the Nova Scotia
Attorney General for a Charter Challenge.