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The Ontario Labour Relations Board is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal mandated to mediate and adjudicate a variety of employment and labour relations-related matters under a number of Ontario statutes. Does Your Concern Fall Under the Board

New Items of Interest

The Board has made some minor revisions to the following forms that relate to applications for certification and termination in the construction industry.

  • A-73, A-77, A-78, A-79, A-81

  • C-34, C-35

  • IB-7


    POTENTIAL POSTAL DISRUPTION

    As you may be aware, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (“CUPW”) have been in contract negotiations to reach a new collective agreement. If an agreement is not reached, a legal strike/lockout could come after August 28th.

    In order for the Board to function as effectively as possible during any postal service disruption, the Board will implement the following procedures by the end of business on Friday, August 26, 2016.

    Communications from the Board will continue to be sent to the parties by facsimile transmission, email or courier.

    Parties may be contacted by the Board to ascertain current fax and/or email addresses, or to communicate last minute, urgent decisions (e.g., hearing cancellations).

    Parties are reminded of Rule 24.4:

    In the event of a strike or lock-out at Canada Post that renders its Priority Courier service unavailable to the public, the words “Priority Courier” and “Post Office” in Rule 24 are replaced, with necessary modifications, by the words “a courier service other than Priority Courier” for the duration of the strike or lock-out.


    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Construction Industry Areas descriptions have been revised to reflect municipal restructuring that has occurred since the last revision. No area boundaries have changed, only the names of some cities, towns, counties and municipalities. The specific revisions to the descriptions of eleven construction industry areas are set out in this table. The descriptions of the Construction Industry Areas on the Geographic Area Map [June 2016] and the Construction Industry Areas [June 2016] on the Board’s home page under “Construction Industry” reflect these revisions.


    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.



     


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