Labour Relations Board

The Labour Relations Board (LRB) provides a quasi-judicial process to resolve applications from either labour or management.

What is the function of the board?

To render decisions on applications for certification, unfair labour practice complaints, jurisdictional disputes, revocation of certification orders, etc., in an expeditious manner.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

How many people are on the board?

The LRB is composed of a chair, one or more vice chairpersons and as many members, equal in number, representative of employers and employees respectively as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may determine, all of whom shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Learn more about the LRB purpose and board membership roles

What are the requirements of board members?

Work & Experience Requirements: The chair and vice chair should have experience in the area of administrative law. The labour and management representatives should be people who are in a unionized environment and have experience in labour issues.

Skills Required: Decision writing skills, knowledge of administrative law and industrial relations.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements: The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair is paid $200/diem and members are paid $142/diem.

What is the time commitment of the board?

Members of the Labour Relations Board must be available for hearings and meetings that occur during business hours. 

Anticipated time commitment varies year-to-year, but is estimated to be 30 days per year for the chair; 20 days per year for vice chair; and 15 days per year for members.

The chair, vice-chair, and members of the board shall be appointed for a term not exceeding three years as may be specified in the instrument of appointment and are eligible for reappointment.

Labour Relations Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Nancy Birt, QC, Chair Queens County Dec 4, 2016 Dec 4, 2019
John A. O'Keefe, QC, Vice-Chair Queens County Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2022
Fraser MacDougall Queens County Jan 11, 2017 Jan 11, 2020
Mike Lund Queens County Jan 23, 2016 Jan 23, 2022
Craig Walsh Prince County Jul 2, 2016 Jul 2, 2019
Linda Gaudet Queens County Nov 18, 2017 Nov 18, 2020
Blair James Queens County Dec 4, 2016 Dec 4, 2019
Judy Hughes Queens County Dec 4, 2016 Dec 4, 2019
Daniel Hughes Kings County March 26, 2019 March 26, 2022
Karen Tsistinas Queens County March 26, 2019 March 26, 2022

How can I apply?  

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For further information about this committee, you may contact:

Hazel Walsh (Office Coordinator)
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road
PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8 
Telephone: (902) 368-5550

Published date: 
July 14, 2020
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