LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ARBITRATION BUREAU
Register of Arbitrators
Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) advises
the Director on suitable candidates for placement on the Register of Arbitrators and on
training programs to develop new arbitrators. The Register of Arbitrators is a requirement
of the Labour Relations Code
Mentorship is a period of approximately one year or more with an established labour arbitrator and involves training with respect to the conduct of hearings, mediation and the writing of decisions. An established arbitrator is one having ten years or more experience as an active labour arbitrator and mediator with that being the principal focus of her/his practice and with the ability, alone or in conjunction with other arbitrators, to provide substantial exposure to the conduct of hearings, mediation and the writing of decisions during the mentorship.
The JAC will apply the following criteria when advising the Director as to the
suitability of candidates for initial placement on the register of arbitrators:
Arbitrators who are placed on the Register must be available to accept assignments throughout the Province and ensure that hearings are held and awards issued within the strict time limits set out in Section 104 of the Labour Relations Code.
Practical experience should include either of the following:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have special skill or training in several of the following areas:
All arbitrators on the register are required to be residents of British Columbia and will be removed from the register immediately for failing to comply with this requirement.
The JAC may consider other factors which it considers relevant.
The Director, with advice from the JAC, will review regularly the suitability of those
placed on the register. In addition to the criteria listed above this review will consider
factors such as the acceptability and timeliness of published arbitration awards.
Mutual agreement by parties to list an arbitrator in a collective
agreement governed by the Labour Relations Code and each appointment under such collective
agreement shall each count as one appointment.