Welcome to the Labour Relations Board -
    British Columbia web site

    The BC Labour Relations Board is an independent, administrative tribunal with the mandate to mediate and adjudicate employment and labour relations matters related to unionized workplaces.

    The Labour Relations Code (the "Code") governs all aspects of collective bargaining amongst the provincially-regulated employers and employees. This includes the acquisition of collective bargaining rights, the process of collective bargaining, the settlement and regulation of disputes in both the public and private sectors, and the regulation of the representation of persons by their bargaining agents. 

    Important Information:

    Applications, submissions or other documents received by the Board after 4:00 p.m. will be treated as if received at 8:00 a.m. the next business day, unless special arrangements have been made in advance with the Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Case Administrator.

    The Labour Relations Board accepts applications (filled in application form attached to an e-mail) or submissions via e-mail. Place the appropriate word "Application" or "Submission" in the subject line of the e-mail, along with any relevant case numbers (if known for submissions) so it can easily be identified. Once the e-mail is received at the Labour Relations Board an auto-reply will automatically be sent back to the user acknowledging receipt of the correspondence. If you don't receive the auto-reply acknowledgement within a few minutes you must follow up with a phone call to the Labour Relations Board Receptionist at 604 660-1300. Explain the situation and you will be connected with the Registry Mail Clerk for follow up. Correspondence will be accepted at  registrar@lrb.bc.ca.

    LRB General Overview

    Video of general services provided by the Labour Relations Board   

    Mediation Services Video 

    Video of services provided by the Mediation Division of the Labour Relations Board   


    The Labour Relations Board is very pleased to announce that Jacquie de Aguayo has been appointed to a 4 year term as Vice-Chair at the Board.   Jacquie will be starting with the Board on April 22nd.

    Jacquie graduated from the University of Toronto Law School in 1996.  Prior to her most recent position, Jacquie had 15 years experience as a labour law practitioner federally, in Ontario, and here in British Columbia.    Since 2011, she has been the Assistant Secretary-Business Manager and Director of Legal Services for the Hospital Employees’ Union.   In that position she has had leadership responsibilities in respect to management of the Union, collective bargaining, and the provision of legal services.    She brings a wealth of labour relations experience and talent to her appointment to the Board.

    We welcome and very much look forward to working with Jacquie at the Board.  

    The "Contact Us' link sets out various ways to contact the Labour Relations Board.

    The "About Us" link provides general administrative information of the Labour Relations Board.

    BCLRB Timelines

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