April 8, 2005
(Human Resources, Labour and Employment)
Minister announces new Vice
Chairperson to the Labour Relations Board
Joan Burke, Minister of Human Resources, Labour
and Employment, announced today the appointment of Mr. Karl Inder as Vice
Chairperson of the Labour Relations Board. The appointment is for a five-year
term, effective immediately.
"I am very pleased that Mr. Inder will be taking on the position of Vice
Chairperson of the Labour Relations Board," said Minister Burke. "His work in
the legal profession in Newfoundland and Labrador is well suited to the
responsibilities associated with Vice Chairperson of the Labour Relations Board.
He has also recently accepted a position as an adjudicator with the Human Rights
Commission. This, too, will provide Mr. Inder with invaluable experience in his
new duties with the Board."
Minister Burke also announced today the appointment of two new members to the
Labour Relations Board. Geralyn Hansford and Don Singleton will begin a two-year
term effective immediately. In addition, John Peddle, Dave Curtis and David Wade
have been reappointed as board members.
The Labour Relations Board is a quasi-judicial body, which has the authority to
deal with a wide range of labour relations practices for employers and employees
in both the public and private sectors.
Media contact: Jacquelyn Howard, Communications, (709) 729-4062, 689-2624
Karl R. Inder
Karl Inder has practiced law in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1985, moving
from St. John�s to Grand Falls-Windsor in 1989 to partner in the firm Blackmore/Inder.
Mr. Inder is also involved in several positions outside his law practice,
including adjudicator with the Human Rights Commission and arbitrator and
mediator with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for Amateur Sport,
Center for Sport and Law, Inc. In addition, he is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Environment Resources Management Association. Mr. Inder is an
active member of various community organizations, including the Rotary Club of
Geralyn Hansford is currently the Regional Manager - Eastern Newfoundland with
Aliant. She leads a team of twelve management personnel and 125 unionized
employees. Ms. Hansford is also the management representative on Aliant�s Labour/Management
Board and is a member of the St. John�s Board of Trade.
Don Singleton was called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1997 after
many years working in the construction industry and inshore (cod trap) fishery
in Labrador. He currently practices law in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and serves as
the Federal Crown Agent responsible for the prosecution of drug and assorted
regulatory offences in eastern and coastal Labrador, St. Anthony and Roddickton.
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