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Reorganization of Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Boards

Enactment of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act

The legislation will amalgamate the Public Service Labour Relations Board and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal under a new Board called the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (the “Board”).

The Board will be the main tribunal responsible for hearing labour relations matters, as well as complaints and grievances filed by federal public servants under the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA) and the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA)

The Board will deal with matters that were previously heard by the Public Service Labour Relations Board and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal.   The Board will also adjudicate human rights complaints for public servants subject to the grievance provisions in Part 2 of the PSLRA.  The amalgamation will permit such matters filed under different pieces of legislation to be addressed by a single Board, which will reduce overlap, streamline operations and increase government efficiency.

Employees will continue to have the right to have their employment-related grievances or complaints, including discrimination cases, decided by a neutral third-party.

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