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Category: Labour law

Labour Board halts conversion of pension plan pending union challenge

Lawyers at Goldblatt Partners successfully argued that the conversion of a pension plan should be frozen until the OLRB determines whether the employer’s unilateral actions breached the Labour Relations Act, 1995. As both sides were involved in a decades-long bargaining relationship, the Board intervened because the employer’s unilateral actions could cause serious harm to the union’s status as exclusive bargaining agent.

January 12, 2022
Fiona Campbell Ryan Newell Gabriel Hoogers

Remedial certification: Three extraordinary unfair labour practice wins for the Goldblatt Partners construction group

Karen Chen of our construction labour law team explains common unfair tactics used by employers in the construction industry and tells us about three big remedial certification wins in unfair labour practice complaints.

December 8, 2021
Karen Chen

When do labour arbitrators have exclusive jurisdiction over human rights matters?

Do grievance arbitrators in Ontario now have exclusive jurisdiction over alleged human rights violations?
In light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent Horrocks decision, it is not entirely clear. Jean-Michel
Corbeil and Erin Sobat look further into this question.

November 10, 2021
Jean-Michel Corbeil

What is seniority?

This post explains the basics of this sometimes controversial pillar of the unionized workplace

October 27, 2021