Labour Relations 4th Edition By Larry Suffield – Test Bank
PUBLIC SECTOR LABOUR RELATIONS
1. The public sector is composed of individuals who work directly for local, provincial, or
2. Twenty-two percent of employees in Canada work for the federal or provincial
3. Union density in the public sector is over three times as high as the private sector.
4. Federally regulated employees in the public sector did not have the right to unionize until
5. Provincial government employees were granted the right to unionize in the Public Service
Staff Relations Act.
6. Teachers have the right to strike in all provinces.
7. Employers in the public sector have the same authority and priorities as employers in the
8. A union dealing with a public sector employer will always know where to direct its efforts
in order to influence the employer.
9. Public sector employees were not initially granted the right to unionize because they are
involved in providing essential services
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10. Employers in the public sector do not have the same economic bottom line as private
11. There are more professional employees unionized in the public sector than the private
12. The legislative framework for labour relations in the public sector is fragmented.