Labour Relations Board of British Columbia


The Labour Relations Board is an independent administrative tribunal with the mandate to mediate and settle employment and labour relations matters related to unionized workplaces.

The Labour Relations Code governs all aspects of collective bargaining among provincially regulated employers and employees. This includes the acquisition of collective bargaining rights, the process of collective bargaining, the settlement and regulation of disputes in both the public and private sectors, and the regulation of the representation of persons by their bargaining agents. 

The Labour Relations Board deals with union-related matters only. If you belong to a trade union, you should first contact your union for assistance and information.

If you work in a non-union workplace, you are covered by the Employment Standards Act and your questions about wages and working conditions may be answered by contacting the Employment Standards Branch.

Workplaces under federal jurisdiction (for example, banking, broadcasting and interprovincial or international transportation) are governed by the Canada Labour Code and are administered by the Canada Industrial Relations Board.


Labour Relations Board
Suite 600,
Oceanic Plaza,
1066 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC V6E 3X1

Telephone: 604-660-1300
Fax: 604-660-1892

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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