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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 through collective agreement conciliation and mediation, appointment of arbitrators, collective bargaining information services, relationship building and training.

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, collective bargaining information, relationship building and training.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Labour Relations Board 12,833,000 14,012,900 (1,179,900) 14,144,300
2 Grievance Settlement Board 1,483,600 1,484,100 (500) 1,368,041
3 Dispute Resolution Services 8,604,500 8,561,700 42,800 7,913,911
Total Including Special Warrants 22,921,100 24,058,700 (1,137,600) 23,426,252
Less: Special Warrants 6,884,000 - 6,884,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 16,037,100 24,058,700 (8,021,600) 23,426,252
Special Warrants 6,884,000 - 6,884,000 -
  Total Operating Expense 22,921,100 24,058,700 (1,137,600) 23,426,252


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     7,940,700
      Employee benefits     967,900
      Transportation and communication     448,900
      Services     3,393,300
      Supplies and equipment     82,200
  Total Operating Expense     12,833,000
1603-2 Grievance Settlement Board      
      Salaries and wages     426,800
      Employee benefits     63,500
      Transportation and communication     176,400
      Services     2,064,800
      Supplies and equipment     23,200
  Subtotal     2,754,700
  Less: Recoveries     1,271,100
  Total Operating Expense     1,483,600
1603-3 Dispute Resolution Services      
      Salaries and wages     6,101,900
      Employee benefits     746,900
      Transportation and communication     572,200
      Services     1,565,400
      Supplies and equipment     68,100
  Subtotal     9,054,500
  Less: Recoveries     450,000
  Total Operating Expense     8,604,500
  Total Operating Expense for Labour Relations Program     22,921,100