Ministry of Labour - Vote 759

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LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM - VOTE 1603

The role of Labour Relations is to promote a stable labour relations climate and harmonious workplace relationships in the Province.

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal which mediates and adjudicates employment and labour relation-related matters under various Ontario statutes. In the labour relations area the Board is responsible for: certification of trade unions; review of unfair labour practice applications, illegal strikes and lock-outs; and termination of bargaining rights. The Board also generally ensures minimum workplace standards through the review of decisions of employment standards officers and occupational health and safety inspectors, as well as mediating and arbitrating other disputes with a view to promoting safe, fair and harmonious conditions in Ontario's workplaces.

The two statutory tribunals comprising the Public Service Appeals Boards are independent quasi-judicial tribunals that oversee the labour relations of Ontario Crown employees. They include the Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board and the Public Service Grievance Board.

The Labour Management Services program provides neutral, third party assistance to trade unions and employers through collective agreement conciliation and mediation, appointment of arbitrators and collective bargaining information.

LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM - Operating Summary

VOTE and item 2001-02 Estimates PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Change from 2000-01 2000-01 Estimates 1999-00 Actual
  $   $ $ $
1603   LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM      
OPERATING          
1 11,695,100 Labour Relations Board 114,000 11,581,100 11,994,479
2 1,239,900 Public Service Appeal Boards 123,100 1,116,800 1,117,855
3 8,327,900 Labour Management Services 414,700 7,913,200 7,594,622
  21,262,900 Total Operating 651,800 20,611,100 20,706,956
  21,262,900 Amount to be Voted 651,800 20,611,100 20,706,956

LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING

OPERATING  
Labour Relations Board (1603-1) $
Salaries and wages 7,385,500
Employee benefits 1,112,200
Transportation and communication 905,000
Services 2,167,400
Supplies and equipment 125,000
  11,695,100
Public Service Appeal Boards (1603-2)  
Salaries and wages 424,300
Employee benefits 92,600
Transportation and communication 110,000
Services 1,618,600
Supplies and equipment 15,000
  2,260,500
Less: Recoveries 1,020,600
  1,239,900
Labour Management Services (1603-3)  
Salaries and wages 5,355,000
Employee benefits 963,900
Transportation and communication 746,300
Services 1,150,200
Supplies and equipment 112,500
  8,327,900
Total Operating for Labour Relations Program 21,262,900