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Application to the OLRB

On Friday, April 13, 2018, ETFO filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board against the Government of Ontario. In its complaint, ETFO details how the government discriminated against ETFO members when it:

  • made  payouts worth tens of millions of dollars to unions and employee bargaining agencies that did not challenge and, in fact, cooperated in the Liberals' agenda to strip education sector workers' collective agreements during the 2012 round of education sector bargaining under Bill 115;
  • engaged in coercion and reprisals, and discriminated against ETFO members because their union successfully challenged the violation of its members' constitutionally protected rights under Bill 115; and 
  • bargained in bad faith during 2014 education sector negotiations by consistently representing that all four of Ontario's teacher unions would be receiving substantially identical financial settlements for their 2014-2017 collective agreements.

The Government's conduct only recently came to light when it confirmed that two of four teacher unions, as well as other employee bargaining agencies, will be receiving financial settlements from the province totalling tens of millions of dollars, essentially for their non-participation in the Bill 115 Charter challenge.

The following documents form part of ETFO's complaint:

Application to the OLRB - Form A33.pdfApplication to the OLRB - Form A3358 KB
Relief Sought by ETFO - Schedule A.pdfRelief Sought by ETFO - Schedule A12 KB
Facts Supporting ETFO's Complaint - Schedule B.pdfFacts Supporting ETFO's Complaint - Schedule B85 KB
Application to the OLRB - Form A33.docxApplication to the OLRB - Form A3335 KB
Relief Sought by ETFO - Schedule A.DOCXRelief Sought by ETFO - Schedule A41 KB
Facts Supporting ETFO's Complaint - Schedule B.DOCXFacts Supporting ETFO's Complaint - Schedule B60 KB