Industrial Relations

"The School Board's Collective Bargaining Act, 2014 and the first round of Provincial Bargaining".

Tim Hadwen is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Education
Labour Relations Division, Ministry of Education. The
Division is responsible for representing the Crown in central
bargaining under the School Boards Collective Bargaining
Act.

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"Why should I buy what you're selling?"

Effective Advocacy in Industrial Relations

Delivered by: Ms. Susan L. Stewart

Warren (Smokey) Thomas was elected president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union on April 20, 2007, after serving three terms (six years) as 1st Vice-President/Treasurer.

The 62-year old registered practical nurse has been an OPSEU activist for over 30 years, first beginning his leadership career as president of Local 431 at the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. Here he represented more than 1,000 members before being elected to OPSEU’s Executive Board in 1993.

Following Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Kiyoshi Kurokawa – chairman of the Fukushima Accident Independent Investigation Commission – described the Fukushima disaster as a “profoundly man-made disaster that could and should have been foreseen and prevented.” It is this mentality that motivated the Japanese government to enact some of the world’s most stringent building codes after the devastating 1995 earthquake in Kobe. In contrast, developing states in earthquake prone regions often lack the institutions and financing that are required to bolster natural disaster preparedness.