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An Act to amend Chapter 123, Acts of 1903, entitled, "An Act to Incorporate the Colchester County Hospital Trust" 292 159. An Act to amend Chapter 166, Acts of 1903-4, "An Act to Incorporate J. D. & P. A. McGregor, Limited". An Act to Amend Chapter 181, Acts of 1907, entitled, "An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts Respecting Sisters of Charity".

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An Act to Amend Chapter 122, Acts of 1909, entitled, "An Act to Incorporate the Amherst Cemetery Company, of Amherst, in the County of Cumberland." 295 162. An Act to amend Chapter 141, Acts of 1918, entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting the Sisters of Saint Martha".

163. An Act to amend Chapter 139, Acts of 1919, entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Barrington Electric Company, Limited"...

164. An Act to amend Chapter 107, Acts of 1921, "An Act respecting the Middleton Soldiers' Memorial Hospital".

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165. An Act to amend Chapter 135, Acts of 1922, entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Waterville and Cambridge Electric Light and Power Company, Limited". 298 166. An Act to amend Chapter 134, Acts of 1923, "An Act to Incorporate the Maritime Oddfellows' Home".

167. An Act to amend Chapter 122, Acts of 1924, entitled "An Act Respecting the Union of Certain Churches therein named"

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168. An Act to amend Chapter 126 of the Acts of 1924, entitled "An Act relating to Inverness Railway & Coal Company".... 300

At the General Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, begun and holden at Halifax, on Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of February, A. D., 1925, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, being the fifth session of the thirtyseventh General Assembly convened in the Province.

In the time of His Honour, J. Robson Douglas, Esquire, Lieutenant-Governor; the Honourable Jason M. Mack, President of the Legislative Council; the Honourable Robert Irwin, Speaker of the House of Assembly; the Honourable Ernest H. Armstrong, Provincial Secretary, and William A. Dickson, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

BRARY

CHAPTER 1.

An Act Respecting the Prevention and Settlement
of Strikes and Lockouts and to repeal Chapter
247, Revised Statutes, 1923 "The Concilia-
tion Act" and Chapter 248, Revised
Statutes, 1923 "The Miners' Arbi-
tration Act."

(Passed the 7th day of May, A. D., 1925.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as "The Industrial Short title. Peace Act, 1925."

PRELIMINARY INTERPRETATION.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a)

"Minister" means the Minister of Works "Minister".

and Mines;

(b) "Department" means the Department of "Department". Works and Mines;

(c) "Employer" means any person, firm or "Employer."
corporation employing for hire or reward ten or
more persons in any mining industry or who is a

"Employee".

¡Industry".

"Dispute".
"Industrial dis-
pute."

public utility within the meaning of "The Public Utilities Act employing for hire or reward ten or more persons in any business, trade, undertaking, calling or employment in respect of which such public utility is subject to "The Public Utilities Act";

(d) "Employee" means any person employed by an employer for hire or reward in any mining industry or in any business, trade, undertaking, calling or employment in respect of which the employer is subject to the provisions of "The Public Utilities Act"; provided that a lockout or strike shall not, nor, where application for a Board is made within thirty days after dismissal, shall any dismissal, cause any employee to cease to be an employee or an employer to cease to be an employer, within the meaning and for the purposes of this Act;

(e) "Industry" means any mining industry or any business, trade, undertaking, calling or employment in respect of which the employer is subject to "The Public Utilities Act;"

(f) "Dispute" or "Industrial dispute" means any dispute or difference between an employer and one or more of his employees, as to matters or things affecting or relating to work done or to be done by him or them, or as to the privileges, rights and duties, of employers or employees (not involving any such violation thereof as constitutes an indictable offence); and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing definition, includes all matters relating to

(1) the wages, allowances or other remuneration of employees, or the price paid or to be paid in respect of employment;

(2) the hours of employment, sex, age, qualification or status of employees, and the mode, terms and conditions of employment;

(3) the employment of children or any person or persons or class of persons, or the dis

missal of or refusal to employ any particular person or persons or class of persons;

(4) claims on the part of an employer or any employee as to whether and, if so, under what circumstances, preference of employment should or should not be given to one class over another of persons being or not being members of labour or other organizations, British subjects or aliens;

(5) materials supplied and alleged to be bad, unfit or unsuitable, or damage alleged to have been done to work;

(6) any established custom or usage, either generally or in the particular district affected;

(7) the interpretation of an agreement or any clause thereof;

(g) "Lockout" includes a closing of a place of "Lockout". employment, or a suspension of work, or a refusal by an employer to continue to employ any number of his employees in consequence of a dispute, done with a view to compelling his employees, or to aid another employer in compelling his employees to accept terms of employment;

(h) "Strike" or "to go on strike" includes the "Strike". cessation of work by a body of employees acting in combination, or a concerted refusal or a refusal under a common understanding of any number of employees to continue to work for an employer, in consequence of a dispute, done as a means of compelling their employer, or to aid other employees in compelling their employer, to accept terms of employment;

(i) "Board" means a Board of Conciliation "Board". and Investigation established under the provisions of this Act;

(j) "Application" means an application for "Application". the appointment of a Board under the provisions

of this Act;

"Registrar".

¡Prescribed".

"Trade Union."

"Commission".

"Award".

of

(k) "Registrar" means the Registrar Boards of Conciliation and Investigation under this Act;

(1) "Prescribed" means prescribed by this Act, or by any rules or regulations made thereunder;

(m) "Trade Union" or "Union" means any organization of employees formed for the purpose of regulating relations between employers and employees;

(n) "Commission" means the Arbitration Commission constituted under this Act;

(o) "Award" means award made by the Commission.

Minister to administer Act.

Registrar.

Reference of disputes to Boards.

ADMINISTRATION.

3. The Minister of Works and Mines shall have the general administration of this Act.

4. (1) The Governor-in-Council shall appoint a Registrar of Boards of Conciliation and Investigation, who shall have the powers and perform the duties prescribed.

(2) The office of Registrar may be held either separately or in conjunction with any other office in the public service, and in the latter case the Registrar may, if the Governor-in-Council thinks fit, be appointed, not by name, but by reference to such other office, whereupon the person who for the time being holds such office, or performs its duties, shall by virtue thereof be the Registrar.

BOARDS OF CONCILIATION

AND INVESTIGATION.

Constitution of Boards.

5. Wherever any dispute exists between an employer and any of his employees, and the parties thereto are unable to adjust it, either of the parties to the dispute may make application to the Minister

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