Employers and employees are significantly impacted when a union is introduced into or removed from a workplace.
The provisions of the Labour Relations Act are specific about the process and timing for certification or decertification. Moreover, challenges may arise in determining whether certification or decertification reflects the true wishes of employees and has been achieved in accordance with the Labour Relations Act, which prohibits unfair labour practices such as interference and intimidation and coercion by both employers and unions.
The Ontario Labour Relations Board governs provincially regulated workplaces, while the Canadian Industrial Relations Board governs labour relations in federally regulated industries in Canada and has its own rules and processes.
If you are an employer or employee facing OLRB proceedings or seeking to commence them, we would be pleased to provide more specific guidance and assist you in navigating the process.