ERIC Number: ED165287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Collective Bargaining in Ontario: An Introduction.
Thomas, Alan M.
Laws regarding Ontario teachers' collective bargaining have implications for continuing education. "Continuing education" here means a system of education that serves everyone irrespective of age and to which access at any time is a right. Teacher collective bargaining laws are important in a system of continuing education because these laws mandate who teachers will be and how they will be employed. In Ontario, the "Teachers' Negotiations Act" controls collective bargaining for teaching staff in tax-financed schools. "An Act Respecting Collective Bargaining for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology" controls labor relations in community colleges, and "The Labour Relations Act" governs academic staff negotiations in universities. The concern here is with the implications of all three acts for the operation and growth of an educational system that provides access to learning resources for all members of society. The principal issues arising from all three acts are the impact of adversarial forms on previously collegial systems; the possible need for the inclusion of all immediately interested parties in negotiations; the tension between students' freedom to choose courses offered and teacher job security; and the application of precise job descriptions and workloads in an area like education where such things were previously undefined and flexible. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Teachers
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M7A 1L2 ($0.50 for microfiche)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Act Respecting Collective Bargaining (Ontario); Labour Relations Act (Ontario); Ontario; Teachers Negotiations Act (Ontario)
Note: Third Publication in the Series "The Interaction of Law and Education"