December 3, 2013
Ontario Government Committed to Fair, Effective Collective Bargaining Process
Today, Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2013, passed second reading after debate in the Ontario legislature.If passed, the act would establish a clear process for addressing key issues and define the roles and responsibilities of all parties for future labour negotiations in the province’s education sector.
The proposed model would feature a central bargaining table where key issues with province-wide impacts would be negotiated. Local bargaining would continue to occur where school boards and local federations/unions would negotiate local issues.
Strengthening labour negotiations through fair and effective bargaining is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people and ensure everyone has access to a world class education.