Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bill 122 - A Collective Bargaining Bill for Ontario Teachers

Reading old Norse

This week the Minister of Education, the Hon. Liz Sandals, introduced Bill 122, School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2013. For an explanation of the intent of this bill see the first reading, it contains a lengthy explanatory note outlining what the government hopes to achieve with the introduction of Bill 122. This bill is a game changer for negotiating teacher contracts in Ontario (and all School Board collective agreements, including support, custodial, etc.): the bill establishes a framework for two-tiered bargaining for collective agreements, and the process for ratification includes all three parties at the table - employer, union, and government.

For further background on this bill, here are some key links:

Sample of Media Articles on Bill 122: