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Union’s Claim that Asbestos Order Didn’t Go far Enough Denied

An inspector issued an order requiring a school board to re-inspect a particular school to verify the accuracy of  its existing asbestos survey. The teachers’ union challenged the order as not going far enough, claiming the school board had failed to properly address asbestos throughout the entire school system. The Labour Relations Board ruled that the union’s request was too far-reaching and exceeded the Board’s jurisdiction [Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario v. Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, [2012] CanLII 31549 (ON LRB), June 8, 2012].