On Friday, April 13, 2018, ETFO filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) against Ontario's Liberal government.
ETFO's concerns are based on the Liberal government's conduct during and after the 2014 round of central bargaining. In its complaint, ETFO details how the Liberal government:
ETFO's complaint alleges that the Liberal government's actions violated five sections (Sections 5, 17, 70, 72, and 76) of Ontario's
Labour Relations Act, 1995 and three sections (Sections 4, 29 and 32) of the
School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014 (also known as Bill 122).
The Liberal government's conduct only recently came to light when it confirmed it would be providing financial payouts to two of four teacher unions in the province (as well as other organizations that negotiate on behalf of education sector employees) totalling tens of millions of dollars, essentially for their non-participation in the Bill 115
Charter challenge. ETFO's complaint includes a request for production of all documents related to these recent settlements.
ETFO is seeking the following corrective action from the OLRB: