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Legislative Assembly of Ontario . The Government’s recent initiatives include investments in smaller class sizes, bringing more teachers and support staff into schools, and implementing full- day kindergarten. The Government believes that, as a result, test scores are higher and more students are graduating. Ontario’s education system is recognized as one of the best in the English- speaking world. The Government intends to protect the gains made in the education system by stabilizing funding to school boards and increasing funding to support the full implementation of full- day kindergarten by 2.
The Government has outlined a fiscal plan to address the Province’s significant fiscal challenges by containing costs and balancing the budget by 2. Public sector compensation costs, which include compensation costs in the publicly funded school system, comprise a substantial portion of government spending. The Government believes that without effective management of these costs, the Province’s ability to continue to invest in high- quality public education will be threatened. Compensation for most employees in the publicly funded school system is determined through the collective bargaining process. In the course of consultations with school boards and employee bargaining agents at the 2. Provincial Discussion Tables, the Government proposed compensation restraints that it indicates would, if adopted, achieve outcomes consistent with the fiscal plan while continuing to protect full- day kindergarten, smaller class sizes, and the classroom experience. The Government believes that continuing its investment in full- day kindergarten and smaller class sizes will preserve 2.
The Government and some employee bargaining agents have signed Memoranda of Understanding setting out a framework that, when reflected in collective agreements and other employment contracts, would secure compensation restraints consistent with these goals. The Government is concerned that without the measures set out in this Act, school boards and employee bargaining agents may not be able to achieve collective bargaining outcomes that protect the Government’s initiatives for students and preserve jobs. The Government believes that the public interest requires the adoption, on an exceptional and temporary basis, of the measures set out in this Act, as well as the making of amendments to the Education Act, both of which seek to respect the collective bargaining process, to encourage responsible bargaining and to ensure that collective agreements and individual employment contracts contain appropriate restraints on compensation. Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows: Interpretation and Application. Interpretation 1.
For greater certainty, the rules in subsection (7) are in addition to the rules set out in section 5. When collective agreement to come into operation (9) Subject to subsections (1. Minister under subsection (2) shall come into operation, (a) on the day identified by the Minister in writing, provided that the identification is made within three months after the day he or she is deemed by the regulations to have received the collective agreement; or (b) if the Minister does not identify a day under clause (a), on the later of, (i) the commencement date specified in the collective agreement, and (ii) the day that is three months after the day the Minister is deemed by the regulations to have received the collective agreement. Report (1. 0) If a collective agreement comes into operation under subsection (9), the Minister shall publish a report in accordance with the following: 1. Employment Standards Act, 2. Despite section 1. Employment Standards Act, 2.
No consultation or hearing (7) Despite any other law, there is no duty to consult or to hold a hearing before the Minister gives advice under subsection (1) or the Lieutenant Governor in Council makes an order under subsection (2). General or particular (8) An order made under subsection (2) may be general or particular in its application. Classes (9) The power to make an order under subsection (2) includes the power to make an order that applies to a specified class. Same (1. 0) For the purposes of subsection (9), a class may be defined, (a) in terms of any attribute or combination of attributes; or (b) as consisting of, including or excluding a specified member. Order may apply to past time periods (1. An order made under subsection (2) may apply with respect to any period specified in the order, including a period before the day this subsection comes into force and, for greater certainty, (a) a collective agreement that is imposed may apply to any period specified in the order, including a period before the day this subsection comes into force; (b) a term or condition of employment that applied to a period before the day this subsection comes into force may be deemed to have been inoperative during that period, and new terms and conditions of employment may be imposed in respect of that period; and (c) an order under paragraph 4 of subsection (2) may require the reimbursement of payments made before the day this subsection comes into force. Same (1. 2) Despite subsection (1.
Time limits, exceptions (1. An order made under subsection (2) may provide that it applies only for a period of time specified in the order and may provide for exceptions from the order in the specified circumstances. Legislation Act, 2. Part III (Regulations) of the Legislation Act, 2. Prescribed collective agreement 1. The Act establishes a restraint period during which the requirements and processes set out in the Act apply to boards, employees of boards, employee bargaining agents and collective agreements in the education sector. The restraint period is a two- year period that, for most employees, starts on September 1, 2.
The length of the period can be extended by regulation in certain circumstances. The Act sets out requirements for terms that must be included in employment contracts and collective agreements that apply during the restraint period. Some terms that must be included in employment contracts are terms providing that compensation must not be increased during the restraint period and terms eliminating the accumulation of sick leave credits after August 3.
Collective agreements must include terms that reflect either the Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the Ministry of Education and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, or the Memorandum of Understanding, if any, entered into by the employee bargaining agent negotiating for the collective agreement. The Act provides that a board cannot provide any compensation, at any time, to employees that would make up for compensation that is not paid as a result of the Act. It also provides that the terms and conditions that apply during periods where there is no collective agreement shall be in accordance with the terms that are required under the Act to be included in a collective agreement. Before any collective agreement that would apply during the restraint period can come into operation, it must be provided to the Minister.
The Minister or the Lieutenant Governor in Council may specify a date for the collective agreement to come into operation. The Minister may also give advice to the Lieutenant Governor in Council on a variety of matters, including whether a collective agreement includes the required terms, whether parties are not able to conclude a collective agreement, or whether payments have been made to employees contrary to the Act. The Lieutenant Governor in Council is given powers under the Act to make orders respecting various matters. Among the orders that may be made are orders requiring terms and conditions to be included in a collective agreement, imposing a new collective agreement, requiring the parties to negotiate a new collective agreement, prohibiting strikes and lock- outs, and requiring the reimbursement by employees of payments that were made contrary to the Act.
The Minister is permitted to complain to the Ontario Labour Relations Board alleging contraventions of the Act, and is given the right to participate in any proceeding relating to the implementation or interpretation of the Act. The jurisdiction of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, arbitrators, arbitration boards and courts is limited under the Act in the specified circumstances. The Act limits the legal remedies available respecting certain acts or omissions done in accordance with the Act and states that such acts or omissions do not constitute an expropriation or injurious affection. Finally, amendments are made to the Education Act to provide for regulations that establish and govern existing and new systems of sick leave credits and sick leave credit gratuities and provide for their termination.