OPSSU v OPSEU Unfair Labour Practice – Deferral motion decision

Headnote

Decision – Case No: 1370-16-U OPSSU v OPSEU — Unfair Labour Practice Complaint – First award – November 16, 2016

The first day of hearing was held in this matter before Vice Chair McLean on November 16, 2016. The Employer brought a motion seeking to adjourn the ULP complaint until all other arbitrations were disposed of. The Union opposed that motion.

HELD – the Employer motion was dismissed – The Board ruled the matter will proceed expeditiously.

At paragraph 10 the Board said:

“…These allegations are not primarily contractual but involve critical statutory rights. In my view, while not a total repudiation of the collective agreement, the allegations against the employer are akin to that. The allegations, if true, suggest the employer engaged in a process designed to damage or destroy the union and instill fear in employees for supporting it.”

You will note the continuation dates in the body of the award

Jim Gilbert
Chief Steward

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OPSSU Year End Party

Greetings everyone!

The OPSSU Soc & Rec Committee invites you to attend our annual OPSSU Year End Party and Breakfast with Santa…

Dinner & Dance Party

Join us for a great meal and a fun evening of dancing with DJ Extraordinaire Vince Gobind …. Full meal & “dance only” tickets are available and all orders must be in to Art Slade by November 23rd


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OPSSU supports striking Peel Region CAS workers

October 19, 2016 – The Ontario Public Service Staff Union stands in solidarity with Peel Region Children’s Aid Society workers, members of CUPE 4914, as they enter their fifth week on strike.

The Peel CAS workers have been on strike since September 18, 2016. They have been without a collective agreement since March 31, 2016. The union was shocked to discover that, as their strike deadline loomed, their employer contacted former staff “to offer them extremely large sums of money to cross picket lines in the event of a lockout or strike,” according to their local president, Sonia Yung. “The amounts of money on offer are far in excess of what it would take to resolve any and all outstanding issues between Peel CAS and the union,” she added.

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OPSSU supports Essex County library workers on strike

October 19, 2016 – The Ontario Public Service Staff Union stands in solidarity with the library workers of Essex County, members of CUPE 2974, during their fourth month on strike.

The library workers have been on strike since June 25, 2016. They were forced out on strike to protect their sick leave plan. Essex County Council has insisted on concessions to the workers’ sick leave provisions, despite having lost an arbitration on the same issue, and despite both parties acknowledging that there has been no issue to date with employees’ use of the current sick leave plan.

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The Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU) represents the front line staff of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. We work in the union’s head office in Toronto and in 19 regional offices across Ontario, providing a wide range of services to over 100,000 of the union’s members.