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Description found in Archives
Fonds consists of
1. [Cape Breton coal mine drawing] [technical drawing]
2. CANADA. LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD / CONSEIL CANADIEN DES RELATIONS DE TRAVAIL (120-000107-9)
3. CANADA. LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD / CONSEIL CANADIEN DES RELATIONS DE TRAVAIL (120-000108-7)
4. CANADA. LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD / CONSEIL CANADIEN DES RELATIONS DE TRAVAIL (122-000790-0)
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
app. 329.9 m of textuals records at the accession level in .3 m boxes.
1 technical drawing.
657 audio reels (700 h, 16 min)
396 audio cassettes (407 h, 17 min)
Language of material
Added language of material: French
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB) and its predecessor, the Wartime Labour Relations Board (WLRB). The fonds includes central registry case files from both the CLRB and the WLRB, minutes of Board meetings, and applications for certification. Technical drawing consists of a white print plan of a coal mine "typical advance longwall" for the Cape Breton Development Corporation. Sound recordings consists of various hearings held by the Canada Labour Relations Board. See lower-level descriptions for further details.
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Copyright belongs to the Crown.
Technical drawing: Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Finding aids are available. See lower level descriptions and accession records in ArchiviaNet (the NA website). (Other)
Technical drawing Finding aid available in main reference room. RG145M 890145 90 (Paper)
Creator / Provenance
Biography / Administrative history
The Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB) was established in 1948 under the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act (11-12 George VI, c. 54n). The Board, which replaced the National Wartime Labour Relations Board (1944-1948), reported to Parliament through the Minister of Labour. Its purpose was to certify new unions and to hear and settle disputes in industries under federal jurisdiction, or those enterprises that were international or interprovincial in character. These included interprovincial or international railways; highway transportation; telephone, telegraph and cable systems; shipping; radio and television broadcasting; air transportation and airports; banks; grain elevators; flour and feed mills; feed warehouses and seed cleaning plants; and certain Crown Corporations.
An administrative restructuring occurred in 1972, which resulted in new responsibilities for the Board. Under the revised Part V of the Labour Code, Board members were expected to serve on a full-time basis. In addition, the CLRB was made a fully autonomous body subject to the Financial Administration Act, although it still reported to Parliament through the Minister of Labour. As a result of the restructuring, the CLRB's responsibilities under Parts IV and V of the Canada Labour Code were to certify unions in workplaces under federal jurisdiction, to provide mediation and conciliation services in labour disputes in those industries, and to hear cases involving possible infractions of labour laws brought by unions and individual employees in federally regulated workplaces. On finding a violation of the Code (by either unions or employers), the Board was empowered to order reinstatement or compensation where appropriate. It was also empowered, upon application, to order employees to return to work in cases of illegal work stoppages.
Directed by a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and a full-time board of up to eight members, the CLRB is independent from any other government agency or department in its administration. The CLRB maintains its headquarters in Ottawa and five regional offices across Canada.
On december 22 1998, the Federal Minister of Labour, the Honourable Claudette Bradshaw, announced that amendments to Part I (Industrial Relations) of the Canada Labour Code came into force on January 1, 1999. The new legislation, which was intorduced as Bill C-19 on November 6, 1997 and received Royal Assent on June 18 1998 modernizes the Code and improves the collective bargaining process for federally regulated industries. New appointments for the new Canada Industrial Relations Board were effective as of January 1, 1999.
Source of title
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1992-0261 MISA
2. 1992-0272 MISA
3. 1995-0100 MISA
4. 890415 CA
9. RG145M 890415
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