Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

The Evolution of Teacher Bargaining in Ontario

Document type Book chapter
Author Rose, Joseph B.
Series Editor Slinn, Sara
Editor Slinn, Sara
Series Editor Sweetman, Arthur
Editor Sweetman, Arthur
Author Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies
Book Dynamic Negotiations: Teacher Labour Relations in Canadian Elementary and Secondary Education
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press; Kingston, Ont.
Date 2012
ISBN 9781553393047
Pages 199-220


[The author] traces the evolution of teacher collective bargaining from its pre-collective bargaining roots, through several distinct stages, including the 1997-2001 restructure of the bargaining system as well as the current era in which the provincial government ha staken a more conciliatory, two-tier approach to negotiations. ...[C]oncludes that a consistent them throughout this history is the struggle about the issue of control over education policy and, in particular, teachers' voices in the bargaining workload. --Editors' introduction