111. Strikes are prohibited to the employees of a public service unless the association of employees concerned has acquired the right to strike under section 58 and has given at least eight days’ prior written notice to the Minister of the time when it intends to have recourse to a strike.
Whenever in the opinion of the Government a threatened or actual strike in a public service endangers the public health or safety, it may appoint a board of inquiry which shall have the powers of a council of arbitration to inquire into and report upon the dispute, save that it shall not pronounce any decision or make recommendations, but must confine itself to ascertaining the facts in compliance with sections 81 to 90.
Upon the petition of the Attorney General after the appointment of a board of inquiry, a judge of the Superior Court, if he finds that the strike imperils the public health or safety, may grant such injunction as he deems appropriate to prevent or terminate such strike.
An injunction granted under this section must cease not later than twenty days after the expiry of the delay of sixty days within which the board of inquiry must file its report, and such delay cannot be extended.
This section shall apply to a threatened or actual strike which interferes with the education of a group of students as well as to a strike which endangers or imperils the public health or safety.
R. S. 1964, c. 141, s. 99; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 50, s. 5.