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The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

I have been blogging at a much slower pace than normal this term, because I am focusing my spare time on finishing the final part of my quadrilogy called The…

First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the…

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on…

Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

Guest Blog:  Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

The first post of the new school year is a Guest Blog by labour lawyer Craig Bavis, a partner at my old law firm Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver.…

Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of…

TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees:  Arbitrator

July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner…

Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals…

Announcing the Roy Adams’, CIRA “Canadian Freedom of Association Award”

Announcing the Roy Adams’, CIRA “Canadian Freedom of Association Award”

July 12, 2016 Professor Roy Adams (Emeritus, McMaster) is well known to industrial relations and labour law scholars in Canada and around the world for his great work spanning decades…

Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

June 28 2016 Crazy week in Britain, huh. Among the most amazing things about the Brexit result, in my mind, is that such a momentous decision was left to be…

Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim…