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 a variety of employment and labour relations-related matters under various Ontario statutes. The OLRB is responsible for, among other things: certification of trade unions, termination of bargaining rights, unfair labour practice applications, employer applications related to the sale of businesses, illegal strikes and lock-outs, both in the construction and non-construction sectors. 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 labour and employment 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 also 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.
|VOTE and item||Accrual 2004-05 Estimates||VOTE AND ITEMS||Change from 2003-04||Accrual 2003-04 Estimates||Cash 2002-03 Actual|
|1603||LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM|
|1||11,930,300||Labour Relations Board||264,600||11,665,700||11,608,742|
|S||1,224,200||Public Service Appeal Boards||(43,300)||1,267,500||1,028,628|
|S||8,096,300||Labour Management Services||2,400||8,093,900||8,002,682|
|-||Less: Special Warrants||(14,606,300)||14,606,300||-|
|21,250,800||Amount to be Voted||14,830,000||6,420,800||20,640,052|
|Labour Relations Board (1603-1)||$|
|Salaries and wages||7,845,900|
|Transportation and communication||739,000|
|Supplies and equipment||126,600|
|Public Service Appeal Boards (1603-2)|
|Salaries and wages||412,600|
|Transportation and communication||175,100|
|Supplies and equipment||25,000|
|Labour Management Services (1603-3)||$|
|Salaries and wages||5,481,700|
|Transportation and communication||650,400|
|Supplies and equipment||111,700|
|Total Operating for Labour Relations Program||21,250,800|