Labour Board - Board Guide and Procedures

For general information on Board processes and procedures, click on Bringing Matters to the Board, or if you have any questions contact the Board office.

GUIDE TO THE LABOUR BOARD View PDF (Updated September 2019)



Procedural/Policy Statements:

(indexed by issue to Section of Trade Union Act)

The following policy and procedural statements issued by the Labour Board have been grouped according to Sections listed in the Trade Union Act. Each statement has been assigned a nine digit number which refers to the current numbered Section of the Act, the actual number of statements issued for the Section to date and the year of their issuance.

The Labour Board regularly issues reasoned decisions with its Orders. The reasoned decisions offer further explanation and background information on the way the Board interprets the provisions of the Act and Regulations.

Policy and Procedural Statements
I. Section 16 - Composition and Operation
1.1 Board Composition 016-001-095
1.2 Procedural Ruling Cape Breton Regional Municipality 016-002-098
1.3 Procedural Ruling (Bias Ruling) CBRM 016-003-098
1.4 Procedural Ruling Can-Am (Ropak) 016-004-098
1.6 Policy Statement on Withdrawal/Dismissal Orders 016-006-001
II. Section 23 - Certification
1.1 Hospital Bargaining Units - 1973 023-001-073
1.2 Hospital Bargaining Units - 1981 (reaffirm) 023-002-081
Bargaining Unit Amendment 023-003-095
1.3 University Bargaining Units 023-004-095
1.4 Part-Time vs Casual Employees 023-005-095
1.5 Statutory Freeze 023-006-095
1.6 Certification 023-007-095
1.7 Interview Examination Process  
III. Section 25 - Vote of Employees
1.1 Time Bars 025-002-095
1.2 Secret Ballot 025-004-090
1.3 025-005-010
IV. Section 28 - Amendments
1.1 Amendments 028-001-095
1.2 Interview Examination Process  
V. Section 35 - Failure to Negotiate
1.1 Statutory Freeze 035-001-095
VI. Section 53 - Unfair Labour Practice
1.1 Arbitration 053-002-095
VII. Section 92 - Interpretation
1.1 WORK and the EMPLOYER in the Construction Industry 092-001-001