• Publication Date: February 12, 2024
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552216934
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552216941
  • 1020 pages; 6" x 9"
Filed Under: Labour & Employment

Ontario Public Service Employment and Labour Law 2/e


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Product Description

From authors Tim Hadwen and David Strang comes Ontario Public Service Employment and Labour Law, 2e. This updated edition covers persons employed under the Public Service of Ontario Act in ministries and agencies, as well as Order in Council appointees, MPPs, legislative officers, and judicial officers.

The text addresses issues with the terms and conditions of employment or of an appointment, including:

  • job security, discipline, salary, and pension arrangements
  • ethical standards, including conflict of interest, and the role of the Integrity Commissioner
  • rights under the Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Employment Standards Act
  • labour relations under the Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act, encompassing the right to strike, interest arbitration, essential services, comparison with the Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act, and successor rights, including the Public Service Labour Relations Transition Act
  • the administration, jurisdiction, and jurisprudence of the Grievance Settlement Board and Public Service Grievance Board
  • the overlapping jurisdiction of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, courts, and arbitrators
  • the applicability of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to public servants’ advice and to labour relations records



Chapter 1: Context for the APSOA and CECBA 

Chapter 2: PSOA Employment   

Chapter 3: PSOA Ethical Framework  

Chapter 4: Special Classes of Government Public Servants  

Chapter 5: Legislative, Judicial, and Order‑in‑Council Roles 

Chapter 6: General Employment-Related Legislation Applicable to the Crown  

Chapter 7: CECBA Application, Structure, Scope/Exclusions, and Parties 

Chapter 8: CECBA Essential Services, Strikes, and Interest Arbitration  

Chapter 9: Transfers and Downsizing 

Chapter 10: Key Aspects of the OPSEU/MBC Collective Agreements, as Interpreted by the GSB 

Chapter 11: Grievance Settlement Board: Jurisdiction, Administration, Procedure, and Remedies 

Chapter 12: Public Service Grievance Board 

Chapter 13: Access to the Courts 


Table of Cases 


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