Assistant Professor Bruce Curran recently had an article published in the Fall, 2017 issue of Relations Industrielles/ Industrial Relations Quarterly Review published by Université Laval (Bruce Curran, “Event History Analysis of Grievance Arbitration in Ontario: Labour Justice Delayed?” (2017) 72:4 Relations Industrielles/ Industrial Relations 621).
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Dr. Curran’s research paper examined a random sample of Ontario arbitration awards to examine the extent of delay in the arbitration process. He concluded that delay has become increasingly problematic over the past 20 years, identifying certain legal and other factors that contribute to the problem. His conclusion offered some practical solutions to the problem including the need for both labour and management to understand that delay is a growing problem, and to address it by understanding its negative consequences. By understanding the cause, both parties can take steps to stop it. Much delay is avoidable, he concluded.