Labour Relations Code Review 2024
Who: The Ministry of Labour, the Labour Relations Code Review Panel, Indigenous parties, interested groups and people in B.C.
What: Reviewing the Labour Relations Code
Why: To properly reflect the needs and interests of workers, employers and modern workplaces
How: Email and in-person
Appointed in January 2024, the Labour Relations Code Review Panel is reviewing the Labour Relations Code to ensure B.C.’s labour laws keep up with the needs of today’s workplaces and are consistent with the rights and protections enjoyed by other Canadians.
The Labour Relations Code governs labour relations between provincially regulated employers, their workers and trade unions, and the rules for issues related to collective bargaining, such as how workers join unions, how employers and unions interact, and how labour disputes are resolved.
The Labour Relations Code Review Panel is assessing issues from the perspective of providing stable labour relations and supporting people’s collective bargaining rights. The Panel is approaching the review in an independent, impartial and balanced manner.
The Panel is tasked with providing recommendations to government by June 30, 2024 on potential amendments to the Labour Relations Code.
Between now and the end of May 2024, the Panel will be reaching out to interest groups throughout the province and inviting them to make submissions. This will include workers, labour organizations, business/industry groups, Indigenous groups, the legal profession, and the public.
The formal submissions to the Panel will be posted on this page.
How you can contribute
The Panel is interested in your views regarding any changes to the Code you believe are necessary in order to properly reflect the needs and interests of workers and employers and today’s modern workplaces.
Please email email@example.com
Responses will be subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and may be made public. If so, personal identifiers will be removed before responses are released.
If you would like to remain anonymous, please do not include your name or other personal information in your submission.
Email submissions are due no later than 4:30pm, March 22, 2024.
In addition to emailed submissions, the panel will consult with interested individuals and groups either in person or virtually based on expressions of interest and logistical considerations.
People or organizations not filing written submissions may attend a public hearing but will only be permitted to make an oral submission if time permits.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:30pm, March 22, 2024 indicating which public meeting you will attend.
Dates and locations for in-person meetings:
- April 5 – Vancouver
- April 26 – Prince George
- May 1 – Kelowna
- May 2 – Victoria
- May 6 – Surrey
- May 7 – Vancouver (tentative)
Dates for virtual meetings:
- April 8 – Terrace
- April 8 – Cranbrook
- April 9 – Kamloops
- April 25 – Courtney
- April 25 – Fort St. John
How your contribution makes a difference
Your input will be considered alongside a review of recent labour law changes in other jurisdictions. These will inform the Panel’s recommendations to government.
- Read the February 1, 2024 Labour Relations Code review News Release
- Learn more about the Labour Relations Code review in 2018
- View the Labour Relations Code