Barbara Mysko has been appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of the Labour Relations Board. She replaces Justice Graeme Mitchell, who was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in September 2018.
“Ms. Mysko is a welcome addition to the board, bringing significant labour and employment law experience to the role,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “Her extensive knowledge of constitutional law, human rights law and government processes and her active involvement with the Law Society of Saskatchewan enable her to consider issues brought to the board with fairness and neutrality.”
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Arts in International Development at Dalhousie University, Mysko received her Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University in 2005. She was called to the bar in 2007. Since 2009, she worked as Crown Counsel at the Ministry of Justice, first in the Civil Law Division before moving to the Constitutional Law Branch in 2011. Mysko was Saskatchewan’s representative for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal that adjudicates disputes under The Saskatchewan Employment Act and deals with applications for union certification or decertification. The board operates independently of government and, in addition to the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, is comprised of equal numbers of employee and employer representatives.