ETFO's Unfair Labour Practice Complaint Against the Government of Ontario

April 13, 2018


Overview of Complaint


On Friday, April 13, 2018, ETFO filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) against Ontario's Liberal government.

ETFO's concerns are based on the Liberal government's conduct during and after the 2014 round of central bargaining. In its complaint, ETFO details how the Liberal government:

  • 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


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