A “no board” report has been issued in the negotiations between the province and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Correctional Bargaining Unit, moving the two sides one step closer to a strike or lockout.
A “no board” report is issued by a conciliator in negotiations when he or she decides that the two parties are not ready to come to an agreement. Once the report has been issued, there is a 17-day deadline before the parties enter into a legal strike or lockout position.
That gives OPSEU and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services until 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 10 to come to an agreement. They’ll still be able to negotiate during that time.