The Ontario government’s move to force school-support staff to stay at work by using the heavy hammer of the notwithstanding clause could have huge repercussions on labour relations, experts say.
“If the public is sympathetic to the government [in this case], then the government’s actions will have set a significant precedent for years to come,” said Rich Appiah, a principal at Appiah Law Employment and Labour Counsel in Toronto.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce introduced legislation Monday afternoon to avert a looming strike and impose a four-year contract on about 55,000 education workers, including librarians, custodians and early childhood educators, but not teachers. Under the proposed legislation workers could face fines of up
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