Proposed Regulation under section 160.1 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA)
Summary of Decision:
Read the new O. Reg. 98/16: Deemed Abandonment of Bargaining Rights - Sarnia Working Agreement
January 14, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015, received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015. Schedule 12 of the legislation amends the Labour Relations Act, 1995, with respect to the deemed abandonment of certain bargaining rights.
Under the new section 160.1 of the LRA, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make a regulation deeming bargaining rights held by an employee bargaining agency and its affiliated bargaining agents created as a result of the Sarnia Working Agreement (which is defined in the new section) to be abandoned with respect to an employer in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector of the construction industry. Additional rights and obligations that apply with respect to relevant parties may also be imposed.
The Ministry of Labour is proposing to develop a regulation that may be made in accordance with this new section of the LRA. The proposed regulation would take into consideration the efforts made by a very experienced mediator to help the affected parties resolve this issue and his recommendation to the Minister of Labour.
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April 15, 2016