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Toronto, Mar 8 (Canadian-Media): Ontario has launched a new web-based service to enable people to have easy access to labour relations services and information, media reports said.
New cost-effective digital resources would reduce paperwork and red tape and help organizations save time and enable Ontarians to apply online for conciliation and arbitration help during their collective bargaining resulting in faster and efficient processing for applicants while reducing earlier costly and outdated paper requests.
"Stable labour relations are critical to a strong economy and making Ontario an attractive place to work and invest," said Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour.
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The new resource follows on the heels of the recent launch of Collective Bargaining Ontario, an interactive website that provides neutral labour relations data and trends.
Developed by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, this website features resources and tools that provide labour relations information and trends in Ontario via interactive graphs and charts, searchable databases and reports
This not only supports a stable labour relations climate by providing access to open and transparent information but also helps employers and labour to speed up time-sensitive information.
It also supports small businesses who cannot afford expensive collective bargaining research.
"This is just another example of how Ontario has become a leader in providing new and innovative 21st century accessible digital resources to the public, including the services we provide workers and employers," Scott said.
On July 1, 2019, Ontario will start publishing grievance arbitration awards online to reflect its commitment to transparency, while reducing outdated paper requests and costly methods of mail and fax.