Trade unions and employers can apply to the Ministry of Labour for neutral third-party assistance through conciliation and arbitration.
A trade union or employer can apply to the Ministry of Labour for assistance in reaching a collective agreement. Conciliation is the process that the parties must complete to be in a legal strike or lockout position, as outlined in the Labour Relations Act, 1995.
Form number: 016-0161
Request for Appointment of Single Arbitrator under Section 49 – A party to a collective agreement can request the appointment of a single arbitrator through an expedited process, as outlined in Section 49 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.
Form number: 016-1350
Individuals who wish to apply to have their name added to the Minister of Labour’s list of approved grievance arbitrators must apply.
Form number: 016-0955
To access forms that are submitted to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), visit the OLRB website.
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