Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)
In several cases it has been held by courts that as the Act provides for an investigation of disputes between employers and employees, immediately there is a strike that relationship no longer exists. If a number of men went on strike yesterday, for instance, and applied for a board to-day, under this decision of the courts they would not be entitled to a board because the relationship of master and servant, had ceased. This amendment aims at placing them in a position to apply for a board even after they have gone on a strike or lockout.
Topic: INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT AMENDMENT.