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Legal Aid Ontario lawyers rally for bargaining rights / DHL delivery workers vote to strike
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/09/2013

Legal Aid Ontario lawyers rally for bargaining rights

TORONTO — Lawyers with Legal Aid Ontario (a non-profit government agency that provides assistance to low-income clients) recently rallied outside Toronto’s Old City Hall alongside the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), demanding the provincial government recognize their collective bargaining rights — and put an end to the discrimination.

More than 200 Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) lawyers — the majority of whom are women — have been entrenched in a battle with their employer. About six months ago, 80 per cent voted in favour to enter into collective bargaining, but Legal Aid turned down the request.