Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard has named Winnipeg lawyer Colin S. Robinson as the new chair of the Manitoba Labour Board.
“Mr. Robinson brings experience on the board with him, as well as a background in law as the new chair of the Manitoba Labour Board,” said Howard. “We are fortunate to be able to tap into his background in the community and experience as a vice-chairperson of the board since 2003.”
The Manitoba Labour Board is an independent body with a wide range of responsibilities under provincial legislation including resolution of labour matters, certification or decertification of bargaining agents, and the review of alleged unfair labour practices or violations of employment standards.
The board includes a full-time chair, six part-time vice-chairs and 28 part-time members equally divided between labour and employer organizations. The chair is appointed for a five-year term.
“I also wish to thank our outgoing chair William Hamilton for the valued contributions he made since joining the board as a vice-chair in 2002,” said Howard. “The province will continue to benefit from his professionalism and commitment as he will continue serving as a vice-chair on a part-time basis.”
Robinson assumes his full-time responsibilities effective Nov. 1.