Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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HALIFAX. x-16s. The Nova Scotia government has decided to expand the court review of contentious labour legislation proclaimed in August, to include plans to scuttle a retirement bonus for civil servants. The government proclaimed Bill 148 -- which enforces a wage package on civil servants -- and referred the new law to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for constitutional review. But it omitted the retirement bonus from the review, prompting outrage from labour groups. Labour Relations Minister Mark Furey says the move will mean a more efficient court process.

("...court process.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: The act freezes the retirement allowance as of April 1st, 2015, and sets a wage pattern of three per cent over four years. …

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