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LS 2A03E - Labour Legislation & Collective Bargaining - Guest Lecture - October 23.docx

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Labour Studies
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LABRST 2A03
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Sam Vrankulj

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LABOUR STUDIES 2A03E UNIONS
NO LECTURE OCTOBER 16, 2013 (MIDTERM)
LABOUR LEGISLATION & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING - GUEST LECTURE - October 23, 2013
Labour Relations Legislation
- Trade Unions Act of 1872
o Legal recognition of unions BUT
o Not enforceable in law AND
o No employer recognition
o 9 Hour Movement, Toronto Typographers strike, George Brown
- Industrial Disputes Investigation Act of 1907
o Compulsory conciliation to resolve disputes
Must go to independent arbitrator
o Government Coordinated Tripartism
o No employer recognition
PC1003
- 1944 War Measures Act
o Framework for Industrial Relations
Process to allow certification if workers chose so
50% workers sign union cards, then vote
Compulsory bargaining
Grievance and arbitration provisions to regulate interaction
1945 Rand Formula
Union dues/check off
No ‘free riders’
Employment Standards Legislation
- Provincial
- Ontario Employment Standards Act (1968)
o Regulates wages
Minimum wage
o Regulates hours of work
o Regulates breaks
o Regulates vacation entitlement
o Regulates termination and severance
- Workers not covered include:
o Migrant workers are excluded from this
o Federal workers (have their own)
o Elected union officials
o Students in unpaid internships
o Students on exchange
Workplace Health and Safety
- Provincial
- Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Regulates workplace environment
- Internal Responsibility System
o Right to participate

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LABOUR STUDIES 2A03E – UNIONS NO LECTURE OCTOBER 16, 2013 (MIDTERM) LABOUR LEGISLATION & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING - GUEST LECTURE - October 23, 2013 Labour Relations Legislation - Trade Unions Act of 1872 o Legal recognition of unions BUT o Not enforceable in law AND o No employer recognition o 9 Hour Movement, Toronto Typographers strike, George Brown - Industrial Disputes Investigation Act of 1907 o Compulsory conciliation to resolve disputes  Must go to independent arbitrator o Government Coordinated Tripartism o No employer recognition PC1003 - 1944 War Measures Act o Framework for Industrial Relations  Process to allow certification if workers chose so  50% workers sign union cards, then vote  Compulsory bargaining  Grievance and arbitration provisions to regulate interaction  1945 Rand Formula  Union dues/check off  No ‘free riders’ Employment Standards Legislation - Provincial - Ontario Employment Standards Act (1968) o Regulates wages  Minimum wage o Regulates hours of work o Regulates breaks o Regulates vacation entitlement o Regulates termination and severance - Workers not covered include: o Migrant workers are excluded from this o Federal workers (have their own) o Elected union officials o Students in unpaid internships o Students on exchange Workplace Health and Safety - Provincial - Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act - Regulates workplace environment - Internal Responsibility System o Right to participate o Right to know o
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