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Working During a Labour Dispute


Kirby asked:

If I am a manager working in a provincial ministry during a labour dispute do I have to work more than my regular hours?


In the Ontario Public Service, managers work a minimum of 36.25 hours per week. During a labour dispute, as with the private sector, work required by management has many variables. It will depend on the nature of the work, the resources available, and the length of the dispute. Ultimately the management person and his or her supervisor will determine the work schedule.

About the author

While the Ministry of Labour sets labour guidelines in the province, the Management Board Secretariat is responsible for labour issues relating to government employees. Jason Wesley is a corporate issues management analyst with the Communications Services Branch of the Management Board Secretariat.

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