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School Boards Collective Bargaining Act Passed

The School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, Bill 122, has passed final reading at Queen’s Park. The Act aims to put into place a bargaining process for unionized employees employed by school boards and outlines a two-tiered process: one for central negotiations and another for local negotiations. Some of the amendments are designed to establish clear roles and responsibilities for the three parties at the central bargaining table: the government, school board representatives and the union. They will also limit the ability of the government to control the central table items for negotiation. The Act protects local bargaining and the right to strike at both provincial and local levels.

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