Welcome to the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) website.

The PSLRB is an independent quasi-judicial statutory tribunal that is responsible for administering the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems in the federal public service and in Parliament. As well, under section 396 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, the PSLRB is also responsible for dealing with pay equity complaints filed by, or on behalf of, groups of employees pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

We provide two main services:

  • adjudication – hearing and deciding grievances, complaints and other labour relations matters;
  • mediation – helping parties reach collective agreements, manage their relations under collective agreements, and resolve disputes without resorting to a hearing; and

Our commitment to resolving labour relations issues in an impartial manner contributes to a productive and efficient workplace that ultimately benefits Canadians from coast to coast through the smooth delivery of government programs and services.

On December 12, 2013, the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 received royal assent. That Act amended the PSLRB's mandate to eliminate the compensation analysis and research function.

Also included in that Act are provisions to merge the PSLRB and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) into an organization to be called the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB). The new Board will deal with matters that were previously dealt with by those former Boards under the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Public Service Employment Act, respectively, which will permit proceedings under those Acts to be consolidated. Provisions to create the new Board will come into force on a date that has yet to be determined by Order in Council.

Until that time, the PSLRB and the PSST will continue to operate independently while working jointly and with other stakeholders to create the new PSLREB.