BRITISH COLUMBIA
LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ARBITRATION BUREAU

Services
Appointment of an Arbitrator
(Section 86)
Appointment of a Settlement Officer) (Section 87)
Expedited Arbitration (Section 104)
Mediation/Arbitration (Section 105)
   

Common Questions
What is arbitration?
What is a settlement officer?
How can I get a copy of an arbitration decision?

Quick Links
Joint Advisory Committee
Register of Arbitrators
Activity Reports
Where to Find Arbitration Decisions

Legislation
Labour Relations Code, Part 8--Arbitration Procedures

Other Links
Labour Relations Board
Employment Standards Branch
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of B.C.
British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
AABC-Arbitrators Association Of British Columbia

Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau


ALL OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE GUIDES ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING CODE GUIDE, INFORMATION BULLETINS, AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES) IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON EXCEPT WITH CAUTION.  Please contact the Board's information officer at 604-660-1304 or information@lrb.bc.ca for more information about the review process.


As part of the Labour Relations Board, the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau provides grievance mediation services (settlement officers) and appoints arbitrators (both expedited and non-expedited) to resolve rights grievances between employers and trade unions during the term of a collective agreement.

Applications to CAAB for the appointment of a settlement officer or the appointment of an arbitrator must be made in writing using a Request for Appointment form. The form can be accessed on the LRB website: www.lrb.bc.ca

Applications to CAAB can be made by e-mail (registrar@lrb.bc.ca), mail, fax or in person. The hours for filing an application with CAAB are: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Applications filed after 4:00PM will be treated as being filed at 8:00 AM the next business day.

The director must establish and maintain a register of arbitrators. A joint advisory committee consisting of members from the labour relations community is appointed by the Minister to advise the director on training and educating arbitrators and settlement officers; research and publication of information concerning arbitrations and settlements; and establishment and maintenance of a register of arbitrators.

If you have an inquiry regarding an active case before CAAB or about our administrative procedures, you may contact the director at (604) 623-6549.

Contacting CAAB

Labour Relations Board - Collective
Agreement Arbitration Bureau
Suite 600, Oceanic Plaza
1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia   V6E 3X1

Director: Mark Clark (604) 623-6549

Fax: (604) 660-1892
Email: CAAB@lrb.bc.ca

 


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