Minister of Labour refers B.C. dispute to the Canada Industrial Relations Board
Today, the Minister of Labour announced use of his authority under section 107 of the Canada Labour Code to “preserve industrial peace” and has formally directed the matter to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).
The Minister has directed the CIRB to determine whether the union’s rejection of the tentative agreement has eliminated the possibility of a negotiated resolution. If the Board determines that to be the case, the Minister has directed it to either impose a new collective agreement on the Parties or impose final binding arbitration to resolve outstanding terms of the collective agreement.
Last updated: July 29, 2023, 1:28 pm PT