The Toronto Star covered our campaign for collective bargaining rights:
For the past three years, Ontario’s legal aid staff lawyers have been attempting to unionize, arguing it would help them negotiate fair working conditions to better serve their clients.
But Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), a provincial government agency, has refused to recognize their chosen union, and so employee and employer are now locked in a legal battle that could prove to be lengthy and expensive.
The lawyers — many of whom work out of courthouses, often representing the most marginalized in society who can’t afford counsel — have launched a constitutional challenge over LAO’s refusal to bargain with their chosen representative, the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP). The case is set to be heard in Superior Court beginning Dec. 5…
Read the entire article here: Toronto Star | Legal aid lawyers locked in legal battle with province over unionization