Ministry of Labour - Vote 759

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 is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal which mediates and adjudicates a variety of employment and labour relations-related matters under various Ontario statutes. The Ontario Labour Relations Board 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 Ontario Labour Relations 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 labour and employment disputes with a view to promoting safe, fair and harmonious conditions in Ontario's workplaces.

The Public Service Appeal Boards, comprised of two statutory tribunals, the Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board and Public Service Grievance Board, are also independent quasi-judicial tribunals that oversee the labour relations of Ontario Crown employees.

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 1603 - Operating Expenses Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

1 Labour Relations Board   12,053,900 123,600 11,930,300 11,510,447
2 Public Service Appeal Boards   1,196,400 (-27,800) 1,224,200 1,008,118
3 Labour Management Services   8,089,200 (-7,100) 8,096,300 7,481,528
     
  Total Operating Expenses   21,339,500 88,700 21,250,800 20,000,093
     
  Amount to be Voted   21,339,500 88,700 21,250,800 20,000,093
     


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

Labour Relations Board (1603-1) Activity $
Salaries and wages 7,971,800
Employee benefits 950,200
Transportation and communication 737,600
Services 2,267,700
Supplies and equipment 126,600
Activity Total 12,053,900


Public Service Appeal Boards (1603-2) Activity $
Salaries and wages 412,300
Employee benefits 60,900
Transportation and communication 171,100
Services 1,486,100
Supplies and equipment 24,600
Subtotal 2,155,000
Less: Recoveries 958,600
Activity Total 1,196,400


Labour Management Services (1603-3) Activity $
Salaries and wages 5,476,500
Employee benefits 683,800
Transportation and communication 630,700
Services 1,308,200
Supplies and equipment 90,000
Subtotal 8,189,200
Less: Recoveries 100,000
Activity Total 8,089,200


Total Operating for Labour Relations Program 21,339,500