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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/13/2015

ETFO files unfair labour practice complaint against government, OPSBA

TORONTO — The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board on Sept. 29.
The complaint accuses the provincial government and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) of refusing to bargain in good faith.

According to the union, the government and OPSBA have violated their obligation under the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act by setting parameters for continuing collective bargaining. The parties required the ETFO to agree to elements of the recent memorandum of settlement with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) in order to continue bargaining.