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 Grand Falls-Windsor.

Geralyn Hansford
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
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.

2005 04 08                          3:25 p.m.

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