The parties to
collective bargaining may jointly apply to the Associate Chair, Mediation Division, to
appoint a facilitator to assist them to develop a more cooperative relationship.
The application must
be in the form of a letter signed by both the parties and forwarded to:
Labour Relations Board
Suite 600, 1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3X1
Phone: (604) 660-1300
Fax: (604) 660-1892
Upon receipt of the
application, the Associate Chair shall appoint a facilitator to work with the parties to
develop a more cooperative relationship. The facilitator will usually be an employee of
the Mediation Division.
The facilitator will
contact the parties and recommend steps to assist the parties to improve their
relationship. The techniques employed will depend on the nature of the parties'
relationship and the facilitator's assessment as to which method would be appropriate in
the circumstances. The facilitator will advise the parties at the outset what costs (if
any) of the proceedings they must assume.