Speaking Engagement

The Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law – Grievance Arbitration: Protecting Rights and Resolving Conflicts

Event Details

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
Toronto, ON


  •  Overview of the grievance and arbitration system in Ontario
  • S. 49 of the Labour Relations Act: referral of grievance to a single arbitrator
  • Jurisdiction of arbitrators
  • S. 133 of the LRA: referral of grievances to the Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Emerging models of grievance arbitration: e.g. PWU and OPG expedited systems
  • Litigating human rights claims at arbitration
  • Arbitration vs. mediation
  • Is the arbitration process dysfunctional? If so, what reforms are possible?