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CUPE and Provincial Government Settle Dispute Over Appointment of Industrial Inquiry Commission

CUPE and the provincial government settled the dispute over the terms of appointment of the Industrial Inquiry Commission under Part 1 of the Public Education Support Staff Collective Bargaining Assistance Act. The Minister of Labour has issued a revised appointment that modifies the directions given to Commissioners Ready and Holden. The first appointment stated that the Commissioners must “consider and adhere to the strategic directions set by the Public Sector Employers’ Council” (“strategic directions” is a reference to public sector compensation guidelines). Under the terms of the settlement, the words “and adhere to” have been removed. CUPE has agreed to withdraw its application to the Labour Relations Board (see April 11 item) and to discontinue its petition in court (see April 13 item).