New Certifications and First Collective
A Short Program
Designed to Assist Employers and Unions Involved in a New Certification
The B.C. Labour
Relations Board grants a number of new certifications per year. The majority involve relatively
small employers with less than forty employees.
The rights and obligations of the employer, employees, and the union
involved in a new certification are often unclear to the parties
involved. This may lead to
problems both during and after the certification process, as well as
during collective bargaining for a first collective agreement.
often encountered in balancing the interests of the union, the
employees, and the employer while maintaining the employer’s
productivity, profitability, and efficiency.
of its service to the labour relations community, the Mediation Division
of the Labour Relations Board has developed an information program to
assist employers and unions who have recently been involved in a new
program involves a presentation by one of the mediators and is
approximately three hours long. It can be presented to an
employer or union, either jointly or separately as desired.
This program is
designed to provide general information and assistance.
It is left to the parties to obtain their own legal or specific labour
are interested in participating in this program, or in obtaining further
information, please contact:
Grant McArthur, Director - Mediation Division
Labour Relations Board
Suite 600 Oceanic Plaza
1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3X1
Tel: (604) 623-6575
Fax: (604) 660-1892
(Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau)