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Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board Annual report 2013-2014
LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD
COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD
|Chairperson:||Catherine Ebbs, Chairperson
David Paul Olsen, Acting Chairperson (January 2, 2013 to March 31, 2014)
David Paul Olsen
|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, 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, 2014
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 2013-2014, there were 8 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, and 2 were references to adjudication of policy grievances related to the interpretation or application of a collective agreement or an arbitral award (pursuant to section 68 of the Act).
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 9 grievance adjudication cases during the review period. Four (4) were new, and 5 were carried over from the previous fiscal year. Three (3) of those cases were closed, and 6 will be carried forward into 2014-2015.
Of the 9 grievance cases, 6 were disciplinary matters involving termination or suspension, and 3 involved the interpretation of collective agreements. Of those 6 discipline cases, 1 was scheduled for a hearing in 2013-2014, 1 remains to be scheduled, and 1 is awaiting decision. The remaining 3 cases were closed; decisions were reached for 2 of them, and 1 was settled and withdrawn.
Of the 3 grievances pertaining to the interpretation of collective agreements, 2 remain to be scheduled for a hearing, and 1, which was carried over from 2012-2013, is on hold pending a decision of the Supreme Court of Yukon.
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 under the Act for exclusion from a bargaining unit.
In 2013-2014, there were no matters of this nature.
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 2013-2014, the Board did not receive any requests for mediation.