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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 including appeals of decisions of employment standards officers and occupational health and safety inspectors.

The Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board (GSB) is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal that mediates and adjudicates the labour relations disputes of Ontario Crown Employees. The GSB also provides financial and administrative services to the Public Service Grievance Board, an agency of the Ministry of Government Services.

Dispute Resolution Services provides neutral, third-party assistance to trade unions and employers through collective agreement conciliation and mediation, appointment of arbitrators and collective bargaining information.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Labour Relations Board 12,964,100 13,385,200 (421,100) 12,382,058
2 Grievance Settlement Board 1,485,000 1,377,100 107,900 1,336,785
3 Dispute Resolution Services 8,405,900 9,562,900 (1,157,000) 8,110,333
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,855,000 24,325,200 (1,470,200) 21,829,176
  Total Operating Expense 22,855,000 24,325,200 (1,470,200) 21,829,176



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1603-1 Ontario Labour Relations Board      
  Salaries and wages     8,599,500
  Employee benefits     1,019,600
  Transportation and communication     642,900
  Services     2,585,700
  Supplies and equipment     116,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     12,964,100
1603-2 Grievance Settlement Board      
  Salaries and wages     426,800
  Employee benefits     63,500
  Transportation and communication     176,400
  Services     2,066,200
  Supplies and equipment     23,200
  Subtotal     2,756,100
  Less: Recoveries     1,271,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,485,000
1603-3 Dispute Resolution Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,105,300
  Employee benefits     745,400
  Transportation and communication     558,300
  Services     1,231,900
  Supplies and equipment     65,000
  Subtotal     8,705,900
  Less: Recoveries     300,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     8,405,900
  Total Operating Expense for Labour Relations Program     22,855,000