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Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board
Annual report 2012-2013
LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD
COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD
|Chairperson:||Casper M. Bloom, Q.C., Ad. E.
(term ended January 2, 2013)
David Paul Olsen, Acting Chairperson
(January 2, 2013 to March 31, 2013)
David Paul Olsen (appointed August 27, 2012)
|Members:||Stephan J. Bertrand
Steven B. Katkin
Catharine (Kate) Rogers
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE BOARD
|Executive Director:||Guy Lalonde|
|General Counsel:||Sylvie M.D. Guilbert|
|Director, Compensation Analysis and Research Services:||Suzanne Payette|
|Director, Corporate Services:||Alison Campbell|
|Director, Dispute Resolution Services:||Gilles Grenier|
|Director, Financial Services:||Robert Sabourin|
|Director, Human Resources Services:||Chantal Bélanger|
|Director, Registry Operations and Policy:||Susan J. Mailer|
REPORT ON THE ADMINISTRATION
OF THE YUKON EDUCATION
LABOUR RELATIONS ACT
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING
MARCH 31, 2013
Under an agreement with the Yukon government, the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) administers the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems for Yukon teachers. When performing those functions, the PSLRB acts as the Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board ("the Board").
PROCEEDINGS IN 2011-2012
In 2012-2013, there were 9 proceedings under the Yukon Education Labour Relations Act ("the Act"); 6 were references to adjudication of grievances related to interpretations of collective agreements and disciplinary actions; 1 was an adjudication without a grievance; and 2 were objections to the identification of a position considered by the employer to be managerial or confidential (exclusion proposal).
Adjudication refers to any determination made by adjudicators appointed by the Board pursuant to the Act. It includes the determination of grievances arising from the application or interpretation of collective agreements or arbitral awards or from major disciplinary actions or terminations.
The Board dealt with 6 grievance adjudication cases during the review period. One (1) was new, and 5 were carried over from the previous fiscal year. One (1) of those cases was closed, and 5 will be carried forward into 2013-2014.
Of the 6 grievance cases, 4 were disciplinary matters involving termination or suspension, and 2 involved the interpretation of collective agreements. Of those 4 discipline cases, 1 was scheduled for a hearing in 2012-2013, 1 remains to be scheduled, and 2 are awaiting decision.
Of the 2 grievances pertaining to the interpretation of collective agreements, 1 remains to be scheduled for a hearing and 1 was closed.
The Board also dealt with 1 reference to adjudication without a grievance (under section 76 of the Act). That case, which was carried over from the previous fiscal year, is on hold pending the outcome of a related file that is before the Yukon Court of Appeal.
When a proceeding is brought before the Board, mediation is offered to help the parties resolve their differences without resorting to a formal hearing. As well, the parties may request the Board's assistance in resolving a dispute before the matter is referred to adjudication. In 2012-2013, the PSLRB did not receive any requests for mediation.
Managerial and confidential positions
A person employed in a managerial or confidential position is one who, due to the nature of the duties being performed, meets the criteria established by the Act for exclusion from a bargaining unit.
In 2012-2013, there were 2 matters of this nature: 1 new case and 1 carried over from the previous year. Both were upheld and completed.