Labour Relations Act
The Labour Relations Act regulates the relationship between employers and employees who are unionized or are attempting to form a union. The Act governs the acquisition of bargaining rights by employees, the negotiation of a collective agreement between employer and union, the prescribed content of the collective agreement, and the acceptable forms of dispute resolution. The Act places a number of obligations and restrictions on employers: it limits the measures that employers can take to prevent the formation of a union (section 70), it creates a duty to bargain in good faith with the union (section 17), it prohibits interference with the operation of a union and any reprisal against employees for union activities (sections 70 and 72), and it restricts certain conduct with respect to strikes and lockouts (sections 78 to 82).
Link: Labour Relations Act (www.e-laws.gov.on.ca)