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 OLRB is responsible for: certification of trade unions; review of unfair labour practice applications, illegal strikes and lock-outs; and termination of bargaining rights. The OLRB 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 Appeal 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 2002-03 Estimates PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Change from 2001-02 2001-02 Estimates 2000-01 Actual
  $   $ $ $
1603   LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM      
OPERATING          
1 11,795,000 Labour Relations Board 99,900 11,695,100 11,688,313
2 1,254,900 Public Service Appeal Boards 15,000 1,239,900 1,060,323
3 8,114,600 Labour Management Services (213,300) 8,327,900 7,805,693
  21,164,500 Total Operating (98,400) 21,262,900 20,554,329
  7,579,500 Less: Special Warrants 7,579,500 - -
  13,585,000 Amount to be Voted (7,677,900) 21,262,900 20,554,329

LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification

OPERATING  
Labour Relations Board (1603-1) $
Salaries and wages 7,338,000
Employee benefits 1,151,400
Transportation and communication 905,000
Services 2,275,600
Supplies and equipment 125,000
  11,795,000
Public Service Appeal Boards (1603-2)  
Salaries and wages 428,600
Employee benefits 91,200
Transportation and communication 160,400
Services 1,581,000
Supplies and equipment 15,000
  2,276,200
Less: Recoveries 1,021,300
  1,254,900
Labour Management Services (1603-3)  
Salaries and wages 5,247,900
Employee benefits 967,900
Transportation and communication 746,300
Services 1,140,000
Supplies and equipment 112,500
  8,214,600
Less: Recoveries 100,000
  8,114,600
Total Operating for Labour Relations Program 21,164,500