While the LRB dismissed the BCPSEA reconsideration application, finding that asking the LRB to make the determination regarding reimbursement sought to have the LRB “directly intervene in the dispute between the parties in a manner well beyond the Board’s established approach to essential services designations,” the LRB directed that the remedy lies in re-addressing the fundamental approach to essential services designations in the education sector.

The LRB observed that, “as noted, the approach adopted by the parties in Phase 1 simply has not worked. It has not been balanced or effective in putting pressure on both parties.”

Attachment: LRB decision on Reimbursement