With more than thirty years of labour relations expertise, Menno has acted in all the professional roles of the arbitration process -- as arbitrator, as nominee, as counsel, as negotiator, as union representative, and as researcher. This gives him an understanding of where each party is coming from. Moreover, it has allowed him to facilitate many mediated settlements over the years.

Summary of Experience:

  • Mediator, Arbitrator, Nominee for grievance and interest arbitrations

  • Mediator for collective agreement disputes and organizational conflicts

  • Seniority Arbitrator for the City of Toronto and CUPE Local 79

  • Seniority Arbitrator for the Toronto District School Board and CUPE Local 4400

  • Sole Arbitrator for collective agreement grievances

  • Workload Arbitrator for Centennial College

  • Investigator for sexual harassment complaints and workplace dysfunction allegations

  • Official Investigator for United Church sexual harassment cases

  • Lead Negotiator and Researcher for collective bargaining

  • Workshop Facilitator in human resources development programs and union steward training

  • Researcher and Counsel for interest and grievance arbitrations

  • Served as Proctor for City of Toronto job posting competitions

  • Executive Assistant to Chair of the Toronto School Board

  • Elementary School Teacher, President of the Toronto Teacher's Federation (TTF now ETT) and Vice-President of the Ontario Public School Teachers' Federation (OPSTF now ETFO)