Christopher Albertyn has been an arbitrator and mediator of labor disputes for the past 30 years. He works principally in Ontario, Canada. He is also a part-time Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) and of the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board.
He was educated in South Africa. He worked as a trade union organizer in Durban, South Africa (1975-76). He studied law and was admitted as an attorney in 1979. He practised in Durban, South Africa, principally in labor and human rights law. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Natal in Durban (1988-89). Since 1985 he has worked as a mediator and arbitrator of labour disputes. He has lived in Toronto, Canada since 1993.
He has published on aspects of labour law, including Alcohol, Drugs & Employment, co-author with Dr. M. McCann, Nadine Harker Burnhams and Urmila Bhoola, Juta, Cape Town, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-7021-9406-1.
His recent arbitration awards can be found at:
His OLRB decisions can be found at:
He is a member of the Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators’ Association and of the National Academy of Arbitrators.