PEA Arbitration Decision

Dear PEA members,

We just received James Dorsey’s arbitral decision. We won. This is a significant victory for the Union.

View the entire arbitration decision here.

Arbitrator Dorsey found that the PEA Main collective agreement is inherently capable of application to lawyers and articled students and that it has applied since their inclusion in the licensed professional bargaining unit as of July 14, 2023. The manner of the application of each of the provisions of the collective agreement is for resolution by the union and employer and, if necessary, arbitration regarding specific differences.

Your union leadership is digesting this award and preparing for bargaining in April between the Government Lawyers and the Public Service Agency. This will certainly help us and we are very grateful for all the work and guidance from our legal counsel, Jodie Gauthier and Kyleen Wong from Black Burke Mayor.


Melissa Moroz
Labour Relations Officer

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