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About the Board

The Saskatchewan Employment Act applies to all employees and employers in Saskatchewan, except those companies and employees falling under federal jurisdiction, such as telecommunications, airlines, postal services and the Federal government and its Boards and Agencies.

The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board is continued pursuant to Section 6-92 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. The Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal.

The Board's procedure are governed, in part, by The Saskatchewan Employment (Labour Relations Board) Regulations.

Role of the Board

The Board’s primary role is related to Part VI of the Act, Labour Relations.

The Board is the appellate body for appeals from decisions rendered by adjudicators in respect of matters under Employment Standards (Part II) and Occupational Health and Safety (Part III). The Board Chairperson has duties under Part VII of the Act, Essential Services. 

Board Membership

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 20 part-time members, representing either employees or employers, who are paid on a per diem basis when their services are required. Hearings are primarily conducted by 3 person panels including either the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson, a member representing employers and a member representing employees. Certain issues may be heard by the Chairperson or the Vice-Chairperson sitting alone. For Example, appeals in respect of Parts II and III of the Act are heard by the Chairperson or the Vice-Chairperson.

Current Board Composition

Chairperson and Executive Officer:

  • Susan C. Amrud, Q.C.

 Vice-Chairperson:

  • Barbara Mysko

 Members Representing Employers:

  • Jenna Moore
  • Don Ewart  
  • Michael Wainwright
  • Clive Tolley
  • Brian Barber
  • Gary Mearns
  • Laura Sommervill
  • Allan Parenteau
  • Kris Spence

 Members Representing Employees:

  • Shawna Colpitts
  • Jim Holmes
  • Vince Engel
  • Hugh Wagner
  • Maurice Werezak
  • Shelley Boutin-Gervais
  • Aina Kagis
  • Phil Polsom
  • Lori Sali

 For more information about the composition of the Board, please refer to the Board’s most recent Annual Report.

Board Staff

 Board Registrar

  • Jonathan Swarbrick

 Board Officer

  • Ryan Coulthard

Tribunal Coordinator

  • Connie Perry

 Administrative Support

  • Currently Vacant

 

Chairpersons History:

Susan C. Amrud, Q.C. 2018 - Present
Kenneth Love, Q.C. 2008 - 2018
James Seibel 2003 - 2008
Gwendolyn Grey 1997 - 2003
Beth Bilson 1992 - 1997
Richard Hornung, Q.C. 1989 - 1992
Dennis Ball, Q.C. 1982 - 1989
Nicholas Sherstobitoff, Q.C. 1977 - 1982
Clifford Peet 1971 - 1977
R.H. King 1964 - 1971
Peter Makaroff 1949 - 1963
W. Kenneth Bryden 1945 - 1948