As part of the Changing Workplace Review, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will be undertaking public consultations on issues and trends that affect workers and employers across the province.
Public consultations will begin on June 16th in Toronto and will continue throughout the summer in communities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Guelph, Windsor and London. During the consultations, the Ministry seeks public input about how the Labour Relations Act,1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to keep pace with the changing needs of workers and employers.
Led by special advisors, C. Michael Mitchell, formerly of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, and the Honourable John C. Murray, a former justice of the Ontario Superior Court and prominent management labour lawyer, the consultations will cover a range of topics including:
- The increase in temporary jobs, part-time work, and self-employment
- The rising prominence of service sector jobs
- The effects of globalization and trade liberalization
- Accelerating technological change
For more information including the guide to consultation, please visit the Ministry of Labour website.