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In Canada, labour arbitrators routinely adjudicate statutory claims that involve “employment-related statutes,” includinghuman rights legislation. This article discusses the approach taken by advocates, arbitrators, and the courts to these claims, including the scope of review and the relationship between the grievance arbitration and the Human Rights Tribunal.

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An examination of the effects of free market competition on the workplace. The author concludes that the trend for increased managerial flexibility and “competitive austerity” has reduced employment security, increased managerial discretion, weakened union bargaining leverage, and intensified work. In Ontario, revision of the Labour Relations Act, together with revisions to the Employment Standards Act …

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