Human Resources Legislative Update
TTC “Essential Service” Legislation to be Introduced
Date: February 22, 2011
On February 22, 2011, the Ontario government announced plans to introduce the Toronto Transit Commission Labour Disputes Resolution Act, 2011, legislation designating the Toronto Transit Commission an essential service.
The legislation, if passed, would provide for binding arbitration by a neutral third party where a collective agreement cannot be reached through bargaining, effectively banning strikes and lockouts.
The legislation would be subject to a review after a five-year period.