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Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act (amended)

BILL NO. 49

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007



Government Bill



Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act
(amended)



The Honourable Carolyn Bolivar-Getson
Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission



First Reading: November 30, 2007

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: December 4, 2007

Third Reading: December 10, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 adds definitions of "department" and "student" to the Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act.

Clause 2 narrows the exclusion of casual employees, seasonal employees and students from the Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act.

Clause 3 provides that this Act comes into force on February 1, 2008.

An Act to Amend Chapter 71
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 2 of Chapter 71 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act, is amended by

(a) adding immediately after clause (e) the following clause:

(ea) "department" means any department, office, agency, board, commission, corporation or other entity where persons are employed pursuant to the Civil Service Act;

and

(b) adding immediately after clause (k) the following clause:

(ka) "student" means a person enrolled in and returning to a course of studies at an educational institution;

2 Clauses 11(1)(c) and (d) of Chapter 71 are repealed and the following clauses substituted:

(c) employed on a casual basis unless employed continuously for more than ten weeks or employed in the same department for more than a total of ten weeks in a twelve-month period;

(d) employed on a seasonal basis unless employed for more than a total of ten weeks in a twelve-month period;

(da) a student unless employed continuously in a bargaining-unit position for more than ten weeks or employed in a bargaining-unit position in the same department for more than a total of ten weeks in a twelve-month period;

3 This Act comes into force on February 1, 2008.


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