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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that revised Rules of Procedure (March 2016) reflecting recent amendments have been posted.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the following changes to the Rules will take effect on Friday, March 11, 2016

Rule 6.9 is amended by adding clause (b.1) as follows:

6.9    Only the following may be filed by facsimile transmission:

(a) responses and representations filed in cases covered by Rules 11.3 (representation votes), 9.5 and 25.5 (certification), 10.5 and 26.5 (termination of bargaining rights under section 63 or 132 of the Act), 19.2 (interim orders), 7.3(b) (strikes or lock-outs), and applications and responses under section 61(7) (suspensions) of the OHSA;
(b) requests filed in cases covered by Rules 35.1 and 35.2 (grievance referrals in the construction industry) when accompanied by the filing fee and a duly completed Payment of Fee by Credit Card form (Form A-89);
(b.1) when a document [in support of applications, responses and other material filed pursuant to clauses (a) or (b)] is longer than 30 pages, not more than 5 relevant pages shall be faxed, to be followed by filing of the complete hard-copy document by courier or other means no later than 10am the next day; and
(c) other documents that are short and urgent.

Rule 25.5 is amended by adding the requirement (consistent with what has been required in Information Bulletin #6) in the second sentence, as follows:
A responding party must file a response to the application, including Schedules A and B, not later than two (2) days after the application was delivered to it. Where the responding party identifies interested or affected parties it must deliver the application and response, and the material listed in Rule 25.4 (b)-(f).

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an amendment to Rule 41.1 making it apply to certain proceedings under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 ( see clause “i”) will come into force on March 9, 2016. The form of the Rule will also change as follows:

41.1 Rules 41.2 and 41.3 apply to:

  1. the Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act, 2001;
  2. the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997;
  3. section 32 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006;
  4. Part IV of the Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act, 1993;
  5. sections 50 and 61 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  6. section 118(2) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000;
  7. sections 31, 37, and 71 of the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, 2008;
  8. sections 25 and 28 of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014;
  9. sections 46.1(1) and 56.3 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997; and
  10. sections 8.1, 13, 98, 99, 114(2) and 126 to 168 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.

Change to Form A-124 (Confirmation of Posting)
Form A-124 has been amended to require unions to verify that an Employer has posted applications, responses and other documents as required. The change takes effect Monday, February 29, 2016.  Form A-124


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