OLRB hearing continues


Five days in front of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, still have not resulted in a decision on whether the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has counseled unlawful strike activities.

Upper Canada District School Board, along with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board filed the application with the OLRB January 23, and the hearing began January 25.

The school boards argue that the union’s direction for teachers to withdraw from voluntary activities constitutes an illegal strike.

The next OLRB meeting takes place February 6, when a decision could be reached.

While OLRB chair Bernard Fishbein’s decision on this complicated matter will apply to the applicant boards, its impact is potentially far-reaching.

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