BILL NO. 148
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Private Member's Bill
Trade Union Act
The Honourable Jamie Baillie
First Reading: November 23, 2012
This Bill amends the Trade Union Act to provide for the continued operation of Metro Transit's Access-A-Bus service, Transit Cape Breton's Handi-Trans service and similar services in the event of a labour dispute.
An Act to Amend Chapter 475
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Trade Union Act,
to Protect Users of Accessible Transit Services.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 475 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Trade Union Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 49 the following Section:
(a) "accessible transit employee" means a full-time or part-time employee of a municipality who performs duties and functions that entitle that employee to pay on a regular basis, who is a member of a transit bargaining unit and who has duties respecting an accessible bus service but, for greater certainty, does not include a consultant or independent contractor;
(2) Notwithstanding a strike by or a lockout of the employees in a transit bargaining unit, a municipality shall not lock out any accessible transit employee and no accessible transit employee shall go on strike.
(3) In the event of a work stoppage by a municipal transit service by strike, by lockout or for any other reason, the municipality and the union representing the transit bargaining unit shall ensure that the accessible transit service is maintained on its regular schedule as prescribed by the regulations.
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