LAO to negotiate with staff lawyers’ union of choice

After years of resistance, Legal Aid Ontario has agreed to come to the bargaining table to negotiate with its staff lawyers’ chosen union, the Society of Energy Professionals.
LAO lawyers demonstrate outside a Liberal party fundraiser on July 13 in downtown Toronto. Legal aid has now agreed to negotiate with staff lawyers’ chosen union. (Photo: Alex Robinson, Law Times)Legal aid lawyers, who mounted an intense campaign on the LAO and the Ontario government in recent months, are calling this move a “significant breakthrough.” In the days ahead, the lawyers say the union and LAO will enter into negotiations they hope …
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