Labour briefs (July 16, 2001)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

FAMILY TIES THAT BIND NEGOTIATIONS

Mississauga, Ont.— An Ontario school board is struggling to negotiate union contracts because so many of its members are related to teachers. Of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s 11 trustees, six are related to teachers and in conflict of interest when it comes to bargaining. The problem arose after the courts rejected a law banning people married to teachers from running for trustee, ruling it discriminated against people based on marital status.

McUNIONS IN OLD WORKERS’ STATE