Unfair Labour Practice

What is an unfair labour practice complaint?

An unfair labour practice complaint is an allegation that an employer, a trade union or an individual has engaged in an activity that is prohibited by the Canada Labour Code (Part I–Industrial Relations).

Who may file a complaint?

Pursuant to section 97(1), any person or organization may file a complaint. If a complaint is filed on behalf of another person or an organization, it must be signed by the appropriate officer or by a person authorized in writing by the complainant in accordance with section 6 of the Board's Regulations.

When should you file a complaint?

Complaints should be filed as soon as possible, and no later than 90 days from the date on which the complainant knew, or in the opinion of the Board ought to have known, of the incident leading to the complaint.

For more information on unfair labour practice complaints, please consult information circular no. 8.

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