Labour & Regulatory Services

Manitoba Labour Board Notice to the Community

Updated - June 27, 2022

Manitoba Labour Board Updated Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, the Board has continued to operate, process applications, and conduct votes, hearings, mediations, and case conferences. The Board has modified its procedures to allow for virtual proceedings and electronic voting where appropriate and necessary.

As with previously announced plans, the Board's current approach has been developed carefully, with the input of the labour relations community, to ensure our workplace and our public spaces are safe, and that matters can continue to be finalized in a fair and efficient manner.

  • The Board's offices will reopen to the public on July 18, 2022. It is preferred that individuals who wish to attend the office make an appointment by calling (204) 945-2089 or by emailing MLB@gov.mb.ca. Walk-ins will be accepted, but meetings may be delayed to ensure the safety of Board staff and visitors.

  • The Board will no longer require that individuals who attend the offices in person provide proof of vaccination. The wearing of masks when attending the Board is recommended.

  • The Board continues to waive the requirement for a signed statutory declaration with all filings. Parties are still required to include an unsigned version of the Form A: Memorandum of General Information Required on all Proceedings with all filings. Parties may be required to file a properly executed statutory declaration at a future date, as directed by the Board;

  • The Board shall continue to schedule and conduct case management conferences with parties for any matter that it has determined may require a hearing, via videoconferencing or telephone. The Board will discuss with the parties at the case management conference the format of the hearing. The Board will offer hearings in-person, via video conference, or a hybrid of the two.

  • In order to facilitate orderly and expeditious hearings, the use of Agreed Statements of Fact, Agreed Books of Documents or Exhibits, comprehensive pre-hearing disclosure, and mediation to resolve or narrow matters in dispute, is strongly encouraged and shall be facilitated by the Board.

This Notice is subject to change from time to time and may be amended to apply to specific circumstances, at the discretion of the Board.


The Board is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to follow all public health orders.

Updated Guidelines for Videoconference Hearings - November 26, 2021

 


FILING OF DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL

The Board accepts all correspondence, including applications, appeals, referrals and replies via e-mail on the appropriate forms where necessary. Please include the relevant case number(s) for identification, if available, and "Application" or "Reply" in the subject line of the e-mail.

An auto-reply will be sent back to the sender (once per business day) acknowledging receipt of the correspondence. If you don't receive the auto-reply acknowledgement within a reasonable period of time you should follow up with the Board's receptionist during regular business hours, by calling 204-945-3783 and requesting confirmation of receipt. Generally the Board is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed General Holidays. Documents filed after 4:30 p.m. will be recorded as received on the next business day.

 


Manitoba Labour Board

The Labour Relations Act establishes the mandate of the Manitoba Labour Board as an independent and autonomous specialist tribunal responsible for the fair and efficient administration and adjudication of responsibilities assigned to it under this Act and sections of any other acts, namely:

About our Web Site

The Manitoba Labour Board web site contains information about the program and its activities.

While here, please be sure to ...

  • learn about the Board's role and objectives by visiting About Us.
  • view Board Members to read about the people who adjudicate cases filed with the Board.
  • click on Forms to view and print the form you need, which includes application forms and a statutory declaration form.
  • visit Library to find out about our collection.
  • visit Publications to see what printed information is available and how it can be ordered.
  • learn about the Board's policies on certain issues by clicking on Information Bulletins.
  • click on The Labour Relations Act which will link you to a copy of the Act.
  • view The Manitoba Labour Board Rules and Procedures by clicking on Regulations.
  • visit Contact Us for our address and location, with links to other web sites which may be of interest.

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