Government Responds To OLRB Decision
On March 12, 2010, the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) served the Government of Ontario with a complaint by alleging that during the 2009 round of bargaining the employer didn't provide sufficient disclosure regarding other agreements concluded with OPSEU.
Minister of Government Services Harinder Takhar today made the following statement in response to the decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).
"The government disagrees with the ruling from the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and is reviewing the decision and plans to seek a judicial review of the decision".
"The government maintains that it acted in good faith throughout negotiations with both AMAPCEO and OPSEU.
"It is important to note that today's ruling did not impose any penalty or give AMAPCEO any money - that must be determined, if warranted, at future OLRB hearings. We will continue to make strong arguments to the OLRB to try to prevent that from happening.
"We are committed to negotiating fair agreements for our employees while also ensuring the interests of Ontario taxpayers are protected."