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ESSENTIAL SERVICES

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The Essential Services Commissioner has approved a transitional version of Information Bulletin #24 concerning Essential Services.  This Information Bulletin discusses the responsibilities of parties governed by the essential services Division of the Labour Relations Code and the procedures established by the Commissioner for applications and filings under that Division.  Information Bulletin #24: “Essential Services (transitional)” can be found by following this link (ed. Please note one minor amendment at the last paragraph of Section II -- July 5, 2016).

The Board’s Rules of Procedure have been amended to add rules 44 to 47 dealing with essential services applications.  In most circumstances, the existing rules of the Board will apply to proceedings by the Commissioner.  The amended Rules of Procedure can be found by following this link.

The use of mandatory forms is required for applications for exemptions, replies to applications for exemptions, and to submit an essential services agreement for filing.  The mandatory forms for an Application for Exemption, Reply to Application for Exemption, and Joint Submission of Essential Services Agreement for Filing can be found by following these links.  Further discussion about the process for submitting an essential services agreement for filing can be found in section VI of Information Bulletin #24.

Amended versions of the Labour Relations Code and the Public Service Employee Relations Act, incorporating amendments dealing with essential services, can be found be following these links.

Information Bulletin #24 and the procedures herein will be reviewed by the Essential Services Commissioner on an ongoing basis, and the Commissioner welcomes comments from stakeholders about these transitional procedures.

 


 

Resources - Essential Services Decisions

1.

Index of Ontario Decisions

2.

Index of Canada Decisions (PSLRB & CIRB)

3.

Index of B.C. Decisions (Non-healthcare)

4.

Index of B.C. Decisions (Healthcare)

5.

Index of New Brunswick Decisions

6.

ILO Convention No. 87 - Freedom of Association and Protection of Right to Organize Convention, 1948
7. ILO Digest of Decisions and principles of the Freedom of Association Committee



 

 

UMPIRE REGISTRY* FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES

 

Umpire Registry

 

Mr. Robert S. Abells, Q.C.

Mr. Robert S. Abells, Q.C.
Abells Regan
Barristers & Solicitors
2500-10303 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3N6
Phone: (780) 442-4411
Mobile: (778) 990-6774
Fax: (780) 424-9370
Email
Biography

 


 

Mr. Mark L. Asbell, Q.C.

Mr. Mark L. Asbell, Q.C.
Asbell Dispute Resolutions Inc.
Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator
P.O. Box 92551,
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3X4
Phone: 780-906-2234
Email
Biography

 


 

 

Ms. Cheryl Yingst Bartel

Ms. Cheryl Yingst Bartel
Yingst Bartel ADR Inc.
1340-18 Avenue NW
Calgary AB T2M 0W4
Phone: 403-282-7088
Fax: 403-220-0097
Email
Biography


 

Mr. Jason Copping

Mr. Jason Copping
Copping Consulting
8 Varston Place NW
Calgary AB T3A0B7
Phone: 587-577-6197
Email
Biography

 


Mr. Dev A. Chankasingh

Dev A. Chankasingh Professional Corporation
279 Darlington Crescent
Edmonton AB T6M 2T1
Phone: 587-521-5420
Fax: 587-521-5450
Email
Biography

 


 

Mr. Michael Dyer

Mr. Michael Dyer
1754-1 Avenue NW
Calgary AB T2N 0B1
Phone: 403-875-3521
Email
Biography


 

Mr. Wally Gloeckler

Mr. Wally Gloeckler
8704 - 101 A Avenue 
Edmonton T5H 4B3
Phone: 780-424-9215
Email
Biography

 


 

Mr. Roger Gunn

Mr. Roger Gunn
Arbitrator
Win Win HR Solutions Inc.
2414 111B Street NW
Edmonton ABĀ  T6J 4P9
Phone: 780-437--1114
Fax: 780-435-8259
Email
Biography

 


 

Mr. Tom Hodges

Mr. Tom Hodges
TGH-ADR Inc.
P.O. Box 71058 Silver Springs
Calgary, AB T3B 5K2
Phone: 403-685-2980
Cell: 403-807-9297
Fax: 403-685-2989
Email
Biography

 


 

Mr. Richard I. Hornung

Mr. Richard Hornung
Arbitrator/Mediator
132 Patrick View SW
Calgary AB T3H 3J4
Phone: 403-278-9412
Fax: 403-278-9857
Email
Biography

 


 

Ms. Deborah M. Howes

Ms. Deborah M. Howes
High Clouds Incorporated
34 Street Business Centre
3438-78 Avenue
Edmonton AB T6B 2X9
Phone: 780-466-8250
Fax: 780-466-8015
Email 
Biography

 


 

Mr. David Phillip Jones, Q.C.

Mr. David Phillip Jones, Q.C.
de Villars Jones LLP
Barristers and Solicitors
300 Noble Building
8540-109 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 1E6
Phone: 780-433-9000
Fax: 780-433-9780
Email
Biography

 


 

Ms. Pamela Kirkwood

Ms. Pamela Kirkwood
Phone: 780-232-3303
Email 
Biography

 



Mr. Alan Konkin

Mr. Alan Konkin
Konkin & Associates Inc.
212 Weber Place NW
Edmonton AB T6M 2H1
Phone: 780-496-3507
Fax: 780-496-3511
Email
Biography


 

Mr. John Moreau

Mr. John Moreau
PO Box 65012
Calgary AB T2N 4T6
Phone: 403-283-2722
Fax: 403-270-2794
Email
Biography

 


 

Mr. Steve Morrison

Mr. Steve Morrison
MidPoint Consulting
317-5 Avenue NE
Calgary AB T2E 0K9
Phone: 403-201-1342
Cell: 403-201-1342
Email
Biography

 

 


 

Mr. Michael Necula

Mr. Michael Necula
Michael E. Necula Consulting Inc.
7238 - 119 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 1V6
Office: 780-944-2550
Mobile: 780-906-9096
Email
Biography

 



Mr. Allen Ponak

Contact Information
515, 1811-4 Street SW
Calgary AB T2S 1W2
Phone: 403-803-4661
Assistant: Peggy Fryer
Email
Biography

 



Mr. Rick Wilson

Mr. Rick Wilson
FindYes Mediation Services
31 Woodhaven Road SW
Calgary AB T2W 5P9
Phone: 403-874-8963
Email
Biography

 


 

*The following list provides contact information and biographies of individuals who are experienced in labour relations and have expressed an interest in acting as Essential Services Umpires. The list is provided for the convenience of our stakeholders and is not subject to any formal selection process.