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Our Services

Advocacy Work

As set out in greater detail here, we advise clients on legal matters and advocate for them at administrative tribunals, in arbitrations and civil proceedings, at professional discipline hearings and in inquiries and inquests.

 

French Language Services

We provide services in French to clients, including representation in court and at arbitration and advice in labour and employment matters.

Education and Training Services

We design and deliver educational and training seminars for clients and the public on substantive areas of law. We also provide hands-on skills training to stewards, grievance officers and others.

Our newsletter and blog provide current information on legal and policy developments.

Consulting Services

We assist our clients in law reform initiatives and in shaping public policy in a range of areas, including equity and human rights law, pension and benefits law, airline industry restructuring, regulation of professionals, health law, education law, occupational health and safety, collective bargaining legislation, jurisdictional disputes, and issues in the construction industry. In addition to advising labour and professional organizations and administrative bodies, we provide consulting services to international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

 

Strategic Advice

Our lawyers provide strategic advice to our institutional clients. We assist unions in positioning themselves for organizing drives, collective bargaining, changes resulting from re‑organization and privatization, worker ownership, internal organizational issues and other issues affecting a union’s long-term goals.

 

In-House Counsel Services

We act as a resource to in-house counsel by consulting on complex litigation and acting as co-counsel on request. We also provide research and educational services to in-house counsel to assist them in meeting their organization’s legal and policy objectives.

 

Interest Arbitration

We represent a wide range of clients, including lawyers, health care workers and others, in interest arbitrations. We also sit as nominees on interest arbitration boards and other tribunals established to resolve collective agreements, salary or other issues.

 

Legal and Public Policy Research and Writing

We have a group of lawyers with specialized expertise in research, analysis and written advocacy. Their work includes providing written representation and written materials to clients including factums, opinions, briefs on government policy issues, labour board briefs and written submissions.

Collective Bargaining

In addition to providing advice and assistance to our clients on collective bargaining, we negotiate collective agreements for unions and other organizations.

Recent News

News/25 July 2019

ONA Successfully Challenges Arbitration Decision in Divisional Court

In ONA v Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Arbitrator Dana Randall, the Divisional Court set aside an arbitration award involving a nurse suffering subs... Read More
News/21 June 2019

Divisional Court Quashes York University Decision to Discipline Striking Students

In Ball v Audette, the Divisional Court quashed disciplinary measures taken by York University against members of its graduate student bargaining unit... Read More
News/21 June 2019

Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board Recognized as Top Outcome by the Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently recognized Talos v. Grand  Erie District School Board as a top outcome in its 2018-2019 Fo... Read More
News/20 June 2019

Congratulations to Cole Eisen on Winning the Canadian Bar Association's 2019 Labour and Employment Law Student Essay Contest

Cole Eisen, a 2019 Cavalluzzo summer student and law student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, was announced as the winner of the Canadian ... Read More
News/20 June 2019

Court of Appeal Rules in Favour of CUPW Casual Workers

On June 11, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in favour of CUPW casual workers in a decision arising from a grievance of a casual postal worker&... Read More
News/16 May 2019

Law Times: “Lawyers Frustrated by Vacancies at Human Rights Tribunal”

On May 14, 2019,  Kate Hughes’ commentary on vacancies at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) was featured in the Law Times.  ... Read More

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