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Collective bargaining right and the right of association — what can be inferred from the case law of the Supreme Court of Canada

The article deals with the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the relationship between the right of association and the right to collective bargaining and the right to strike. The paper analyzes such sentences as: BC Health or SFL v Saskatchewan. The article presents the "dialogue" between individual courts and tribunals. In the SFL v Saskatchewan ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada points to a growing international consensus that if the right to collective bargaining to be meaningful, it must include the right to strike. In these considerations the court directly refers to the achievements of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The relationship between the jurisprudence of both entities is clear. A clear common base is the output of the quasicase law of the International Labor Organization.

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Keywords: : right of association; right to collective negotiation; right to strike; Supreme Court of Canada; quasi-case law of the ILO



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