Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997 (PSLRTA), Public Consultations
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997 (PSLRTA)
Summary of Decision:
After consultation with stakeholders, MOL proposed a threshold number of 80 percent. This proposal was approved and the regulation will come into force on July 1, 2016.
February 22, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
The Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015, received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015. This legislation amended the PSLRTA to provide that, following an event to which PSLRTA applies, if a bargaining agent represents a prescribed minimum threshold level of representation in a new bargaining unit, that bargaining agent would be ordered to be the bargaining agent for the new bargaining unit without a representation vote. The Act provides that the prescribed percentage must be more than 60%. This amendment will come into force on June 10, 2016. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is consulting on making a regulation to prescribe this threshold. Based on feedback received to date, MOL is proposing that the threshold be 75 percent, but a different number may be prescribed based on the comments received.
The PSLRTA creates a framework for addressing issues related to amalgamation, restructuring and integration of certain broader public sector entities.
Public consultation on this proposal will run from February 22, 2016 to April 7, 2016.
400 University Ave, 12th Floor
July 1, 2016