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SCC paves way for ‘standby’ pay for federal Crowns

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 5:26 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The union for 2,600 federal lawyers now awaiting the results of their “binding conciliation” with Treasury Board has had a big boost from the Supreme Court for the union’s ongoing fight against Crowns being required to “stand by” for free to do emergency legal work.

AJC president Ursula HendelOn Nov. 3, the top court allowed the appeal of the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) against a Federal Court of Appeal decision last year: Association of Justice Counsel v. Canada (A.G.) 2017 SCC 55.

The Federal Court...