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About the Board
The Board administers The Trade Union Act, The Construction Industry Labour Relations Act, 1992 and The Health Labour Relations Reorganization Act and The Public Service Essential Services Act. These laws apply to most unionized employees in Saskatchewan. They do not generally apply to non-unionized employees or to employees, unionized or otherwise, of companies which fall under federal jurisdiction such as telecommunications companies or airlines.
The Board does not deal with labour standards issues such as hours of work, overtime, wages, vacation and maternity and parental leave. These issues are dealt with by the Labour Standards Branch of Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.
The Board does not deal with occupational health and safety issues such as refusals of unsafe work, hazardous substances and workplace accidents. These issues are dealt with by the Occupational Health and Safety Branch of Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.
The Board does not generally deal with issues of harassment or discrimination in the workplace. These issues are generally dealt with by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission or by the Occupational Health and Safety branch.
The Board is headed by a full-time Chairperson and a full-time Vice-Chairperson, both of whom are lawyers. The remainder of the Board is comprised of 18 part-time members, representing either employees or employers, who are paid on a per diem basis when their services are required. Hearings are conducted by 3 person panels including either the Chairperson or a Vice-Chairperson, a member representing employers and a member representing employees. The composition of the Board is mandated by s. 4 of The Trade Union Act. Issues may also be heard by either the Chairperson or the Vice-Chairperson, depending on the issue.
Current Board Composition
Chairperson and Executive Officer:
Members Representing Employers:
Members Representing Employees:
For more information about the composition of the Board, please refer to the Board’s most recent Annual Report.
The Board has hearing facilities in both Regina and Saskatoon. The Board’s main office is located in Regina and is staffed by members of the Public Service of Saskatchewan.