ERIC Number: EJ829386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Is Ontario Moving to Provincial Negotiation of Teaching Contracts?
Jefferson, Anne L.
Educational Considerations, v36 n1 p21-22 Fall 2008
In Canada, the statutes governing public school teachers' collective bargaining are a combination of the provincial Labour Relations Act or Code and the respective provincial Education/School/Public Schools Act. As education is within the provincial, not federal, domain of legal responsibility, the specifics of each act or code can vary. Consequently, when the respective acts are combined, the result has yielded some provinces with provincially negotiated teachers' contracts while others have negotiations occurring at the local level. In this article, the author examines this issue of collective bargaining agreements. The author argues that if Ontario wants to alter the parties who engage the negotiations of collective agreements, then this should be undertaken following proper legal process. (Contains 10 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Collective Bargaining, Foreign Countries, Legal Responsibility, Negotiation Agreements, Contracts, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada