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Rights of Labour Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.33

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current December 31, 1990 (e-Laws currency date)


Rights of Labour Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER R.33

Consolidation Period: From December 31, 1990 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.


1. In this Act,

“collective bargaining agreement” means an agreement between an employer and a trade union setting forth terms and conditions of employment; (“convention collective”)

“trade union” means a combination, whether temporary or permanent, having among its objects the regulating of relations between employees and employers or between employees and employees or between employers and employers. (“syndicat”) R.S.O. 1990, c. R.33, s. 1.

Trade union

2. A trade union and the acts thereof shall not be deemed to be unlawful by reason only that one or more of its objects are in restraint of trade. R.S.O. 1990, c. R.33, s. 2.

Acts done by two or more members

3. (1) Any act done by two or more members of a trade union, if done in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute, is not actionable unless the act would be actionable if done without any agreement or combination.

Trade union, party to action

(2) A trade union shall not be made a party to any action in any court unless it may be so made a party irrespective of this Act or of the Labour Relations Act.

Collective bargaining agreement subject to action

(3) A collective bargaining agreement shall not be the subject of any action in any court unless it may be the subject of such action irrespective of this Act or of the Labour Relations Act.


(4) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent or otherwise affect the prosecution of a trade union or a member thereof under the Labour Relations Act. R.S.O. 1990, c. R.33, s. 3.