Case No. 2430 against the Government of Ontario

Jurisdiction: 
Ontario
Year/Month: 
June 2005
Case status: 
Follow up

Colleges Collective Bargaining Act (R.S.O, 1990, c. C.15)

This Act denies all part-time employees employed by any of the public colleges in the province of Ontario the right to join a union and engage in collective bargaining.

Submitted by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) (June 2005)

This legislation was found not to comply with ILO of freedom of association principles. The Ontario government responded to the Committee’s ruling by amending the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act (CCBA) in October, 2008 to provide all part-time and sessional faculty (and support staff) the right to bargain collectively. The complaint was reopened in April 2010 because despite the legislative amendments made to CCBA, part-time college employees were still being denied their fundamental right to join a union and bargain collectively.