MAIN HEADING: LABOUR RELATIONS PROGRAM - VOTE 1603

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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
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Labour Relations Board 13,840,700 12,896,600 944,100 12,296,109
2 Grievance Settlement Board 1,515,500 1,476,800 38,700 1,264,140
3 Dispute Resolution Services 8,800,800 8,563,400 237,400 8,362,816
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 24,157,000 22,936,800 1,220,200 21,923,065
  Total Operating Expense 24,157,000 22,936,800 1,220,200 21,923,065


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     8,839,400
  Employee benefits     1,053,200
  Transportation and communication     542,900
  Services     3,288,800
  Supplies and equipment     116,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     13,840,700
1603-2 Grievance Settlement Board      
  Salaries and wages     426,800
  Employee benefits     63,500
  Transportation and communication     176,400
  Services     2,096,700
  Supplies and equipment     23,200
  Subtotal     2,786,600
  Less: Recoveries     1,271,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,515,500
1603-3 Dispute Resolution Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,264,100
  Employee benefits     763,400
  Transportation and communication     558,300
  Services     1,546,100
  Supplies and equipment     68,900
  Subtotal     9,200,800
  Less: Recoveries     400,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     8,800,800
  Total Operating Expense for Labour Relations Program     24,157,000