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February 25, 2019

Please note that the FPSLREB has launched its e-filing service for staffing complaints (Form 1 only). As a result, the current complaint form is no longer available. A printable version of the form is still available on our Forms page.

Please ensure that any link to Form 1 on your website is updated accordingly.

October 24, 2018

Holiday Period (2018-2019)

The Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (the Board) will suspend all regulatory timeframes for complaints, grievances and board matters between December 22, 2018, and January 2, 2019, inclusively. In other words, the days during the holiday period will NOT count for the purpose of calculating regulatory deadlines. The calculation of time limits will resume on January 3, 2019.

The following examples illustrate how to calculate timeframes during the holiday period:

Example 1

The complainant’s allegations involving a staffing complaint are received on December 7, 2018, thus triggering the 15-day period for the deputy head’s reply. Since day 14 of the 15-day period is December 21st, day 15 would fall on the day following the holiday period, January 3, 2019. Therefore, the deputy head’s reply will be due on January 3, 2019 (day 15).

December 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          7
8
Day 1
9
Day 2
10
Day 3
11
Day 4
12
Day 5
13
Day 6
14
Day 7
15
Day 8
16
Day 9
17
Day 10
18
Day 11
19
Day 12
20
Day 13
21
Day 14
22
X
23
X
24
X
25
X
26
X
27
X
28
X
29
X
30
X
31
X
         
January 2019
    1
X
2
X
3
Day 15
   

Example 2

A notice of a reference to adjudication is acknowledged on December 13, 2018, triggering the 15-day period for the respondent’s reply. Since day 8 is December 21st, day 9 would fall on the day following the holiday period, January 3, 2019. Therefore, the respondent’s response would be due on January 9, 2019 (day 15).

December 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        13
14
Day 1
15
Day 2
16
Day 3
17
Day 4
18
Day 5
19
Day 6
20
Day 7
21
Day 8
22
X
23
X
24
X
25
X
26
X
27
X
28
X
29
X
30
X
31
X
         
January 2019
    1
X
2
X
3
Day 9
4
Day 10
5
Day 11
6
Day 12
7
Day 13
8
Day 14
9
Day 15
     

Example 3

A Notification of Appointment or Proposal of Appointment (NAPA) has a notification date of December 18, 2018, and a complaint closing date of January 2, 2019. Since day 3 is December 21st, day 4 would fall on the day following the holiday period, January 3, 2019. Therefore, the complainant would have until January 14, 2019 (day 15) to file his or her staffing complaint.

December 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    18
19
Day 1
20
Day 2
21
Day 2
22
X
23
X
24
X
25
X
26
X
27
X
28
X
29
X
30
X
31
X
         
January 2019
    1
X
2
X
3
Day 4
4
Day 5
5
Day 6
6
Day 7
7
Day 8
8
Day 9
9
Day 10
10
Day 11
11
Day 12
12
Day 13
13
Day 14
14
Day 15
         

June 29, 2018

The following practice direction was suspended in 2015 and, with some modifications, will now be in effect as of September 4, 2018, for all matters scheduled after September 1, 2018.

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June 22, 2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (S.C. 2017, c. 9), came into force.

This new law changes the name of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board to Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board. It also changes the title of the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Regulations, to Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Regulations, respectively.

This new law also amends the Public Service Labour Relations Act to provide for a labour relations regime for members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and reservists. It provides a process for an employee organization to acquire collective bargaining rights for members and reservists and includes provisions that regulate collective bargaining, arbitration, unfair labour practices and grievances. It also amends the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act to bar grievances related to the interpretation and application of a collective agreement or arbitral award, which are to be filed in accordance with the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (S.C. 2017, c. 12), came into force on June 22, 2017.

This new law amends the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Act to restore the procedures for the certification and the revocation of certification of bargaining agents that existed before June 16, 2015.

In the coming days, our website will be modified to reflect these changes.