The possibility of a strike or lockout is a risk for some employers bound by a collective agreement.
We help clients plan for this type of work interruption and work closely with them during the interruption itself. This includes the design and implementation of business continuity plans, communication strategies and litigation where necessary. We are also highly skilled at seeking urgent remedial relief from the Ontario Labour Relations Board and courts in the event of an unlawful work stoppage. Throughout it all, we appreciate it may be our clients’ long-term interest to build and maintain productive and trusting relationships with their trade union(s) and employees. We therefore make every effort to ensure when disagreement does occur resolution is reached with the least possible disruption, while achieving our clients’ goals.