Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act
Marginal note:Request for arbitration
50 (1) Where the parties to collective bargaining have bargained collectively in good faith with a view to concluding a collective agreement but have been unable to reach agreement on any term or condition of employment of employees in the relevant bargaining unit that may be embodied in an arbitral award, either party may, by notice in writing to the Secretary of the Board given in accordance with subsection (2), request arbitration in respect of that term or condition of employment.
Marginal note:When notice may be given
(2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) may be given
(a) at any time, where no collective agreement has been entered into by the parties and no request for arbitration has been made by either party since the commencement of the bargaining; or
(b) not later than seven days after any collective agreement is entered into by the parties, in any other case.
Marginal note:Notice to be given
(3) Where arbitration is requested by notice under subsection (1), the party making the request shall
(a) specify in the notice the terms and conditions of employment in respect of which it requests arbitration and its proposals concerning the award to be made by the Board in respect thereof; and
(b) annex to the notice a copy of any collective agreement entered into by the parties.
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