Ontario’s Collective Agreement Database Undergoes Makeover

As many in our sector already know, Ontario has an online database of collective agreements. These are generally up to date, with either the most recent or second-most recent collective agreement for each unionized workplace in Ontario. This can be a useful source of collective agreements from similar employers in the sector and is a vital resource in collective bargaining.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced that that it would be previewing its newly redesigned web-portal for this service. The new design contains a host of new analytics, including information on collective bargaining activity in Ontario, timelines for when various collective agreements expire, a host of industry-specific collective agreement data, and a redesigned search engine. For the moment, users do need to download an app to view this information. This preview will be available until March 10, 2021, and allows feedback about the new design to be submitted. The old website remains online in the interim.

PooranLaw will continue to monitor legal developments related to Ontario labour law and collective bargaining. In the meantime, if you require legal assistance in drafting these policies, we encourage you to reach out to your regular PooranLaw lawyer, or any member of our team.

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