2017 Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar

Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals hear from a team of legal experts, fire chiefs from across Ontario, and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service. Throughout…

Arbitrator Rules That He Has No Jurisdiction Over ETFO Central Grievance Concerning Report Cards

In a significant decision, Arbitrator Hayes has concluded that, as a Central Arbitrator, he does not have jurisdiction under the central terms of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) collective agreements to consider a grievance concerning a school board’s instructions to teachers regarding the preparation of report cards…

Advantage CPD: Labour Relations – It’s 2017 and Everything Old is New Again

With the new Saskatchewan Employment Act, pending federal labour law reforms, Alberta’s Bill 4 amending who has the right to strike and Ontario legislation under review, the labour relations world appears to be filled with change – and yet for practitioners many of these changes seem familiar. For those operating under collective agreements, change is less certain…